Climbing rose, Prairie rose. Native. Member of the Rosaceae family. Climbing rose is a woody, climbing vine that grows in woodland areas across the central and eastern United States. Its leaves are compound and composed of 3-5 ovate, serrated leaflets. Leaves are arranged alternately along a woody, thorned stem. Flowers are pink in color, five-petaled, and have a pleasing fragrance. Climbing rose re-roots frequently when in contact with the ground. Blooms May-July.