Cherokee Rose flowers are diminutive, scarcely 3/4 of an inch in diameter, a single one would barely be noticeable from a distance but grouped together they're quite a sight. Upon approach one is immediately struck by the lemony citrus fragrance wafting from many sprays of tiny white flowers covering the vine. In winter the vine is covered with bright red rose hips probably a delight to birds and other critters. Perhaps I'll make some rose hip jelly or rose hip soup some day. Rose hips are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Cherokee rose is associated with the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Native Americans from the Southeast. Some of my relatives, including my great grandmother, were forced from their home here in Georgia.
The Neverending Trail, by Abe "Del" Jones. (photo above borrowed from Wikipedia).