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The Flora of Mount Shasta

Wild Rose

Rose Family (Rosaceae) Rosa gymnocarpa
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Wild Rose

Flower: Pink, borne singly or up to 4 in a cluster

Blooms: May to July

Leaves: Pinnately compound with 5 to 7 oval, elliptical, or ovate leaflets

Height: Up to 6 feet

Stem: Generally armed with numerous slender prickles

Found: Widely distributed in moist sites

Tidbits: . The fruit of the Wild Rose, known as the rose-hips, are said to contain more vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron than oranges. Rose-hips can be dried for tea or used for jelly or sauce. The dry inner seeds must be removed. The hips are eaten by birds. Deer and elk browse the foliage.

 

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