thorny weed

Asked November 17, 2018, 2:15 PM EST

When I moved into our new house I thought this thorny plant outside was a neglected rose plant but I'm not thinking it's not because it never flowered. Can you help me identify it. I'm thinking now it's just a thorny weed of some sort but wasn't able to figure out what it was exactly online. It has long stems and grows leaves in 5s. Thanks.

District of Columbia County District of Columbia

1 Response

This looks like a type of rose. Some reasons for no bloom include too much shade, plant age, nutrition, extreme temperatures and improper pruning.