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Rosa rugosa

Wrinkled Rose

Family Rosaceae


Use
Tea, Jelly, Raw, Salad, Candy. The rose hip (fruiting body) can be used to make tea, jelly, or can be eaten raw. The fresh petals can be added to salads, made into jelly, or made into candy.



Description

Growth Form: Coarse shrub in dense clumps. Bristly stems. Flower grows atop stem.

Leaves: Compound. 5-9 Leaflets. Strongly wrinkled with toothed edges, parallel secondary veins, and medium length petioles.

Wrinkled Rose (Emily Silver, Salem MA)
Leaves



Flowers


Flowers:
Pink to white. Five petals.

Fruits: Rose hip. Bright red with five calyx lobes at the end.

Habitat and Range

Seashores, sand dunes, and disturbed land (roadsides). Originally from Asia. Northern United States and Canada.

Season

Leaves harvested Spring through Summer. Fruit harvested almost year round.


Fruits



Whole Plant


Fun Facts

The rose hip is high in Vitamin C and can stay on the bush through the winter!

 
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