One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A climbing Chinese rose with fragrant white flowers, which has become naturalized in the southern US.
Rosa laevigata, family Rosaceae
- ‘How does a plant from China obtain a name like Cherokee rose and become the state flower of Georgia?’
- ‘Named after the Cherokee roses that framed the property in the late 1800s, it is steeped in history.’
- ‘Known as the Cherokee Trace, the trail is marked by Cherokee roses growing near springs and camping grounds.’
- ‘The Cherokee roses, white and pink, were brought to Oklahoma by the Cherokee when they made the Trail of Tears in 1832.’
- ‘Having long ago naturalized in the area, the Cherokee rose was selected as the state flower of Georgia.’
- ‘I need to google Cherokee roses, I am not familiar with them.’
- ‘In 1916, with the support of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Cherokee rose was named the state floral emblem.’
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