Rugosa Rose – 6/9/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/9/13

Observation Time: 4:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond area

Common Name: Rugosa Rose

Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa

Comments: In late summer, this beautiful flower, which comes from Asia, will become a reddish ball called a rose hip. Rose hips are used for tisanes, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit.

More Information: Wikipedia

Rugosa Rose