Multiflora Rose is known by many names, including baby rose, Japanese rose, seven sisters rose and rambler rose. Native to east Asia, it can be found in North America where it is regarded as invasive, and was originally widely planted to provide erosion control, make “living barriers” for livestock, and as an ornamental garden plant. The plant grows in dense prickly thickets, but produces a beautiful clusters of delicate white or pink flowers. It grows rapidly, and is considered a noxious weed in some parts of America, but also provides food and ground cover for many species of wildlife.
Japanese Honeysuckle, or Lonicera Japonica, is a flowering vine that was originally introduced to North America from Eastern Asia in the early 1800s. It was first used as an ornamental plant and then additionally as a means of erosion control, and in wildlife habitats. The flowers of the Japanese Honeysuckle are fragrant and delicate blooms that turn a whitish yellow as they age. The vine spreads by twining around objects in its path, and thrives in low lying thickety areas with brush and shrubs.
Mimosa Tree, or Albizia Julbrissin, is a fast growing tree that was brought to North America by a French botanist in the 1700s, but it is native to the Middle East and Asia. The beautiful silky blooms of the Mimosa Tree appear like soft fans, and its no wonder it was originally planted as an ornamental tree and as a way to attract pollinators. Escaping cultivation, the Mimosa grows rapidly, and spreads seeds widely. The flowers and the bark of the tree are used medicinally, and the bark is traditionally used in Chinese Medicine to support a healthy stress response.
These cards are part of a series of invasive plant illustrations, and are printed digitally on Strathmore Paper Cards, and come with envelopes for pen palling. Dimensions of each card are 5 x 7 inches. This listing is for one of each of the three plants in the series.