Authentic Wisconsin.  Prairie Rose - Rosa arkansana


Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna on June 5, 2019.

Above: Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna. (6/05/19).


Prairie Rose - Rosa arkansana

Prairie Rose is a species of rose native to a large area of central North America, between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains.

The flowers range in color from nearly pure white to deep rose pink. It has with five petals and a yellow center.

Other names include: dwarf Prairie Rose, sunshine rose, wild Prairie Rose.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

Above: Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.



Wild Rose
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Wild Rose runs around everywhere,

Likes to breathe the nice fresh air;

Even her high-bred connection,

Cannot match her pink complexion.



For more information on the Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana), visit Wikipedia.

For more information on the Prairie Rose (Rosa blanda), visit Wikipedia.

For more information on the Prairie Rose (Rosa carolina), visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Prairie Rose - Rosa arkansana.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Prairie Rose - Rosa blanda.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Prairie Rose - Rosa carolina.


Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2020.
Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2020.
Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2020.
Prarie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020.
Prarie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020.
Prarie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020.

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Prairie Rose
Rosa arkansana


Prairie Rose at the Duck Ponda in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.

Prairie Rose at the Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.


Above: Prairie Rose at the Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.


Prairie Rose at the Duck Ponda in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2019.


Above: Prairie Rose at the Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2019.


Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna on July 10, 2019.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna on July 10, 2019.

Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna on July 10, 2019.


Above: Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2019.


Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna on July 12, 2019.


Above: Prairie Rose near Council Ring in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.


Prairie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020.


Above: Prairie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020.


Prairie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 7, 2020.


Above: Prairie Rose by Duck Pond stone wall in Madison, Wisconsin on June 7, 2020.


Prairie Rose at Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2020.


Above: Prairie Rose at Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2020.


Wild Rose by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.

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