|Rosa setigera is a wide climbing shrub, reaching heights up to 15 feet tall. Canes are dark purple, spreading and arching, with paired or scattered recurved prickles. Flowers are single, deep pink fading to white, and 2 inches across on sparse corymbs. Blooms appear in mid summer, and are not fragrant. Small rosehips are round, red and ripen in fall. Not suited to a small garden, may be useful for highway plantings. Native from Ontario to Nebraska, Texas and Florida.