In the 1940’s the Multiflora Rose was introduced to the United States from Japan. It was widely planted to slow erosion and as a wind breaker for farmers and homes. The introduction of the Multiflora Rose was a new species being introduced to the landscape of North America. Within years the Multiflora Rose became an invasive pest to North America. The Multiflora Rose thriving in it’s new habitat creates an example of evolutionary stability. The Multiflora Rose shows evolutionary stability by wining competitions over domestic species. When the rose was introduced to North America the rose quickly killed other resident species by increasing its root network and creating a “fence” with its roots, which suffocates and kills other plant species and insure no other plants could steal nutrients from the rose. The Multiflora Rose also prevailed over other species of plants by being less susceptible to be eaten by animal life. The thorns of the Multiflora Rose deter animals from eating them which greater enhances the roses stability. The Multiflora Roses ability to exhibit evolutionary stability has made the rose a pest in North America and has lead to millions of dollars of destruction trying to destroy this invasive species. Clearly not the social optimum.