Rosa nitida (Species) (Shining Rose). Low, upright shrub, 1 1/2 feet high; branches covered with straight prickles and numerous bristles. Leaflets 7 to 9, narrowly oblong, bright green and shining above, 1/3 to 1 inch long. Flowers usually solitary, pink, 1 to 2 inches across on slender stems. Blooms in June and July. Found from Newfoundland to Massachusetts. To be found along margins of swamps and other low places.

Lindley: Rosarum Monographia (1820)

American Rose Annual 1921