Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery Rose Wild roses grow in pastures, roadsides, and along the heads of salt marshes, among other areas. This.. Product #: TS150084

Rose

Vendor: Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
Product Code: TS150084

Rosa ssp.

Wild roses grow in pastures, roadsides, and along the heads of salt marshes, among other areas. This perennial, shrubby plant has stout and branched stems growing up to 2 meters high, although it does not reach this height in wild lowbush blueberry fields. The upper branches are smooth except for scattered thorns. These thorns are stout, flattened at the base and somewhat curved. The leaves are compound and divided into 7 or 9 dark green, shiny leaflets. The leaflets are oblong (2 to 4 times as long as wide with parallel sides) to oval (often more than half as wide as long), with coarse teeth along the margin. The flowers, with pink petals and many yellow stamens in the centre, are solitary or in small clusters and are 5 to 8 cm in diameter. The plant does not flower in its first year of growth. The fruit is a bright red, many seeded, berry-like rose hip. the petals can be nibbled as a sweet treat or used to make wine. The rosehips can be used to make jam, or dried and used for tea. They are rich in vitamins E, B, and K.