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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
June 18, 2019
Photo Release: Swamp Rose - Native Wetland Shrub
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Mr. Robert Glennon

Caption: Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a native wetland shrub that grows on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on the edges of forests and in open areas. It is a multi-stemmed, densely-branched plant with abundant thorns that provides excellent cover for ground-dwelling wildlife species and songbirds that nest in its branches. The rose hips that are its fruit, may persist on the branches well into the next year. They have a high Vitamin C content. But because they are bitter they are not always eaten immediately after they ripen. Swamp rose only grows in areas with poorly-drained soil.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.