Sep. 7, 2022

Macartney rose, Rosa bracteata

Macartney rose, or sivapriya is originally from India. In ancient times tea from this plant was used to treat acid reflux. Aha! More importantly, on a different plane it was used to unblock the Chakras, bringing harmony to body, mind, and spirit. On yet another plain, it was used in Texas as a living fence much like multiflora rose farther north. And like multiflora it spread to become a serious invasive problem. So much for harmony! Macartney rose is now found in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Hardin Co TX, 4/16/22. Rose family, Rosaceae.