During June and July, the Dog Rose spreads its beautiful, and usually solitary, pink or white flowers along our roadsides and waste banks. It grows about ten feet in length, and has short, stout, hooked spines. The stipules, or wings, which sheath the leaf stems, are broad and pointed. The leaflets are rather thick-textured and oval in shape. This Rose resembles somewhat the Sweetbrier, but the foliage is single-toothed and does not possess the aromatic fragrance of the latter. It is abundant in the Delaware Valley, and is more or less common from Nova Scotia to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and also in Tennessee. This Rose is the Cat-whin and Canker-bloom of Shakespeare.