Thursday, April 09, 2009

Multiflora Rose Haiku

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this emerald
flashing all along the ditch
guarded by thorn

-Andromeda Jazmon

Multiflora rose is an invasive species, crowding out native species and forming impenetrable thickets. It is opportunistic in putting out leaves first in spring, grabbing as much sunshine as possible before the trees leaf out. As harsh as the thorns appear I can't deny that the tender leaves are lovely.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Multiflora rose is one of my enemies. Ditto blackberries. But they are one of the first things to have green leaeves, and therefore I agree that they are not wholey objectionable!