I took this picture last May in the dunes in North Brigantine last May. My PlantSnap app identified it as a Rosa Rugosa. Beautiful flower, but I saw some sites that said it was an invasive species. Does anyone know if that is true?
According to the NJDEP Coastal Management Zone Regulations, dunes in NJ should be only planted with native plants. Rosa Rugosa is a non-native plant and should not be planted when restoring native dunes.
Gets aggressive in garden settings and is difficult to remove. Not to mention the nasty thorns. I planted once in my driveway because I figured if it grew in the sand it would grow in gravel. Absolutely right but I still pull some now and then.