What is the bush in the attached picture

Asked May 26, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT

We live on a wooded lot and have noticed 3 bushes that are flowering and wanted to know what they were. Thank you in advance.

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like the Multiflora Rose. It an invasive plant from Asia. It was originally introduced here for erosion control, as 'living fences' to hold livestock, cover for wildlife and crash barriers for highways.
Unfortunately though, it has become a pest and is a designated noxious weed in several states, as it moves around, forms thickets and dsplaces native flora.