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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Rosa multiflora
(Multiflora Rose) [Rosaceae]
(observations are from Korschgen, DeGraaf, Best, Heckscher, DeVore et al., and Myers et al.)

Birds

Cardinalidae: Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal) [feeds on rose hips & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002; Emberizidae: Melospiza melodia (Song Sparrow) [feeds on rose hips & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002, Passerina iliaca (Fox Sparrow) [feeds on the rose hips] Dv2004, Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow) [3.1% of nests are supported by this woody plant in Illinois] Bst1978; Mimidae: Dumetella carolinensis (Gray Catbird) [feeds on rose hips & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002, Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird) [feeds on rose hips as a preferred source of food & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002, Toxostoma rufum (Brown Thrasher) [feeds on rose hips & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002; Parulidae: Icteria virens (Yellow-breasted Chat) [feeds on the rose hips] Dv2004; Phasianidae: Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [the rose hips of this shrub have average importance as a source of food in Missouri] Krs1962; Turdidae: Catharus fuscescens (Veery) [this woody plant was selected to provide support 83% of the time for the nests of this bird in Delaware] Hck2004

Mammals
Cervidae: Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) [2% of deer droppings contained viable seeds of this shrubby vine in New York] Myr2004
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