Index of Species Information

SPECIES:  Rosa nutkana


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Reed, William R. 1993. Rosa nutkana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: [].
ABBREVIATION : ROSNUT SYNONYMS : NO-ENTRY SCS PLANT CODE : RONU COMMON NAMES : Nootka rose bristly Nootka rose common rose wild rose TAXONOMY : The scientific name of Nootka rose is Rosa nutkana Presl. Recognized varieties are as follows [17,19]: Rosa nutkana var. nutkana, Nootka rose Rosa nutkana var. hispida Fern., bristly Nootka rose Rosa nutkana var. muriculata (Greene) G. N. Jones, Nootka rose Rosa nutkana var. setosa G. N. Jones, Nootka rose LIFE FORM : Shrub FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : No special status OTHER STATUS : NO-ENTRY


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Nootka rose is distributed from Alaska south to California and east to western Montana and New Mexico [17,19]. ECOSYSTEMS : FRES20 Douglas-fir FRES21 Ponderosa pine FRES23 Fir - spruce FRES24 Hemlock - Sitka spruce FRES26 Lodgepole pine FRES27 Redwood FRES28 Western hardwoods FRES29 Sagebrush FRES36 Mountain grasslands FRES38 Plains grasslands STATES : AK AZ CA CO ID MT NV NM OR UT WA WY AB BC BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS : 1 Northern Pacific Border 2 Cascade Mountains 3 Southern Pacific Border 4 Sierra Mountains 5 Columbia Plateau 6 Upper Basin and Range 8 Northern Rocky Mountains 9 Middle Rocky Mountains 10 Wyoming Basin 11 Southern Rocky Mountains 12 Colorado Plateau KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS : K002 Cedar - hemlock - Douglas-fir forest K003 Silver fir - Douglas-fir forest K004 Fir - hemlock forest K005 Mixed conifer forest K006 Redwood forest K008 Lodgepole pine - subalpine forest K010 Ponderosa shrub forest K011 Western ponderosa forest K012 Douglas-fir forest K015 Western spruce - fir forest K016 Eastern ponderosa forest K018 Pine - Douglas-fir forest K019 Arizona pine forest K020 Spruce - fir - Douglas-fir forest K021 Southwestern spruce - fir forest K022 Great Basin pine forest K024 Juniper steppe woodland K026 Oregon oakwoods K028 Mosaic of K002 and K026 K029 California mixed evergreen forest K030 California oakwoods K050 Fescue - wheatgrass K051 Wheatgrass - bluegrass K055 Sagebrush steppe K063 Foothills prairie K064 Grama - needlegrass - wheatgrass SAF COVER TYPES : 201 White spruce 203 Balsam poplar 205 Mountain hemlock 210 Interior Douglas-fir 211 White fir 217 Aspen 218 Lodgepole pine 220 Rocky Mountain juniper 222 Black cottonwood - willow 223 Sitka spruce 224 Western hemlock 225 Western hemlock - Sitka spruce 226 Coastal true fir - hemlock 227 Western redcedar - western hemlock 228 Western redcedar 229 Pacific Douglas-fir 230 Douglas-fir - western hemlock 232 Redwood 235 Cottonwood - willow 237 Interior ponderosa pine 238 Western juniper 244 Pacific ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir 245 Pacific ponderosa pine 247 Jeffrey pine 256 California mixed subalpine SRM (RANGELAND) COVER TYPES : NO-ENTRY HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES : Nootka rose is listed as a dominant understory shrub in the following publication: Plant communities and soils of north slopes in the palouse region of eastern Washington and northern Idaho [2]. Common plant associates of Nootka rose include common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus), red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), and black cottonwood (P. trichocarpa) [2,5].


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE : Nootka rose is important wildlife browse. Mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, caribou, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, and various rodents eat the fruits. Squirrels, mice, beavers, and porcupines eat the twigs and leaves [1,4,14]. PALATABILITY : Nootka rose fruits are preferred by deer, elk, and squirrels [3,14]. NUTRITIONAL VALUE : NO-ENTRY COVER VALUE : Nootka rose thickets are used for nesting and escape cover by birds and small mammals [14]. Nootka rose provides good cover for waterfowl in Wyoming [8]. VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES : Nootka rose has successfully been used for rehabilitating disturbed sites at Columbia River Gorge, Oregon [23]. OTHER USES AND VALUES : NO-ENTRY OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS : In a Douglas-fir/ninebark (Pseudotsuga menziesii/Physocarpus malvaceus) habitat type in Idaho, Nootka rose cover was greater on disturbed sites than on undisturbed sites. Average cover was highest (7.7 percent) on grazed sites [7]. In 16- to 20-year-old lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) regeneration in northeastern Utah, Nootka rose productivity was little affected by thinning or clearcutting [3]. Spring and fall foliar applications of herbicides control Rosa species [14].


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS : Nootka rose is a native, deciduous, perennial shrub 3 to 6 feet (0.9-1.8 m) tall with erect or trailing stems. Nootka rose reaches its maximum height within 10 years. Stems and branches are prickly to unarmed. Leaves are compound and have five to seven leaflets. The fruits contain several long, hairy achenes. Roots are deep. Nootka rose has rhizomes [13,14,17]. RAUNKIAER LIFE FORM : Phanerophyte Chamaephyte Geophyte REGENERATION PROCESSES : Sexual: Nootka rose attains sexual maturity at 2 to 5 years of age. Good seed crops are produced about every other year. Nootka rose is a seedbanking species. Seeds exhibit seedcoat dormancy and require a combination of warm and cold stratification or mechanical disturbance for germination. Seeds are dispersed by birds and mammals [13,14]. Asexual: Nootka rose sprouts from the root crown and rhizomes [13,14]. SITE CHARACTERISTICS : Nootka rose is commonly found in moderately dry to moist climates in submontane to montane zones. It occurs on nitrogen-rich, fresh to very moist soils. It frequently occurs in floodplains, open streambanks, and meadows [24]. It is sporadic in open-canopy forests with fluctuating groundwater tables. It is occasionally found on brackish-water sites or sites exposed to ocean spray [15]. Nootka rose grows best at pH ranges of 5.6 to 7.0. It thrives on moderately fertile, well-drained clayey-loam, sandy-loam, or sandy soils [14]. SUCCESSIONAL STATUS : Nootka rose is tolerant of both sun and shade. It shows increased growth and fruit production with increasing light. Nootka rose increases in cover with canopy closure, but may produce less fruit [14]. SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT : Nootka rose flowers from May through July [8,19]. Fruits ripen in early fall and remain on the plant through winter [13].


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS : Nootka rose sprouts from rhizomes and root crowns following fire. It also regenerates from onsite or transported seed [14]. POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY : Small shrub, adventitious-bud root crown Rhizomatous shrub, rhizome in soil Ground residual colonizer (on-site, initial community) Initial-offsite colonizer (off-site, initial community)


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
IMMEDIATE FIRE EFFECT ON PLANT : Nootka rose is top-killed by fire. Shallowly buried root crowns and rhizomes of Rosa species, including Nootka rose, may be killed by severe fire [14]. DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF FIRE EFFECT : NO-ENTRY PLANT RESPONSE TO FIRE : Nootka rose may increase or decrease following fire. Rosa species of British Columbia, including Nootka rose, usually initially decrease in cover after wildfire. Cover gradually increases, and then declines again as the canopy closes [14]. In a Douglas-fir/ninebark habitat type in Idaho, Nootka rose cover was greater on burned sites or sites logged and then burned than on undisturbed sites. Cover was less, however, than on logged or grazed sites [7]. In aspen and aspen-mixed conifer stands in Idaho and Wyoming, prescribed fires of low to high severity caused a decrease in cover of Nootka and Wood's rose (Rosa woodsii) in postfire year 1. Rose biomass in postfire year 2 was near prefire levels [25]. In Washington and Oregon, burning had little effect on abundance of Nootka rose. Multiple fires can significantly reduce cover of rose species [14]. DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE : The Research Project Summary Understory recovery after low- and high-intensity fires in northern Idaho ponderosa pine forests provides information on prescribed fire and postfire response of plant community species including Nootka rose. FIRE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS : NO-ENTRY


SPECIES: Rosa nutkana
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