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Jun 3, 2020 4:02 PM CST
|Big thorns, don't remember seeing it bloom. Pull it?
Jun 3, 2020 4:19 PM CST
|It could be Rosa virginiana. Wild rose 0r Virginia Rose.
It grows everywhere and from my schooling in Wildlife Management, it was one of the best wildlife friendly plants around. Great for the flowers, the pollen, the thousands of little 'hips'. It produces very great cover for animals and songbirds leading to great biodiversity. A great many farms in the NE US have it in abundance. It colonizes hedgerows.
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Jun 4, 2020 9:09 PM CST
I suspect you do NOT have the quality native plant that has been mentioned. Your plant is much more likely to be Rosa multiflora - Multiflora Rose - which is a highly invasive exotic species that is a menace all over eastern North America.
Of course, watch for flowering and fruiting characteristics to absolutely ID this plant. A singlular image like this does not provide enough ID information for this diverse genus. You can do a bit of research to note the markedly different characteristics of the "wild" roses that you might be likely to encounter in Toronto.
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