Occurrence of Rosa blanda Ait. (Rosaceae) in Poland


  • Anna Sołtys-Lelek Ojców National Park, 32-045 Sułoszowa, Ojców 9, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9595-3167
  • Wojciech Gruszka Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wielkopolski., Poznań University School of Physical Education, Estkowskiego 13, 66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6229-8397




Rosaceae, distribution of stands, invasive potential, kenophytes


The article presents the Smooth rose, Rosa blanda Ait. distribution in Poland based on literature data, available herbarium materials, and shared unpublished data. R. blanda is a North American species that is cultivated and has become wild throughout Poland, where it has the status of a domestic, non-invasive kenophyte. This species is rare in Poland. Only 22 sites have been identified (mainly in the central and northwestern part of the country), as created spontaneously or as remaining from old, local cultivations. However, it cannot be excluded that this species will become invasive in the future and will negatively affect native flora species, especially through its ability to cross with other rose species (including invasive R. rugosa Thunb.).


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How to Cite

Sołtys-Lelek, A., & Gruszka, W. (2020). Occurrence of Rosa blanda Ait. (Rosaceae) in Poland. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Naturae, 5, 25–33. https://doi.org/10.24917/25438832.5.2



Botany and Algology, Mycology