Cherokee Rose, Holmestown Road

For nearly a mile along this road was the largest wild display I’ve ever seen of Cherokee Roses (Rosa laevigata), the state flower of Georgia. A beloved harbinger of springtime, the Cherokee Rose is actually an invasive species, brought to the Southeast in the 1780s and deriving its English name from its association with the Cherokee tribes.


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