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Blooming invader

Multifora roses are in bloom this week.

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This thorny plant spreads out like concertina wire along old roads and overgrown pastures. It was introduced in the 193o’s in attempt to create a naturally growing fence to contain livestock.

It turned out that the birds in North America that had a penchant for eating its hips were also very good at spreading its seeds, and it wasn’t long before multifora rose were everywhere.

 

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