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NAME: Multiflora Rose

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rosa Multiflora / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  seven sisters rose

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

RAW/COOK

Spring/Summer

Leaves

young

 

RAW/COOK

Spring/Summer

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

tart-sweet

RAW/COOK

Summer

Fruits

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tart

DRY/COOK

Aug-Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or made into preserves, pies etc. Some care has to be taken when eating this fruit, see the notes above on known hazards. Young leaves and shoots - raw or cooked. Used as they emerge from the ground in spring. Seed can be ground and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs. The seed contains about 8% oil.(1) Soft rose hips can be put through a food press to remove seeds and their hairs. Petals can range from tart to sweet, spicy. Darker ones have stronger flavors. Remove any white portion of a petal. That will be bitter. Petals can be added to salads , desserts, beverages, used to make jelly or jam and be candied. Rose petals are used to flavor tea, wine, honey, liqueurs and vinegar.(2)

 

CAUTION: There is a layer of hairs around the seeds just beneath the flesh of the fruit. These hairs can cause irritation to the mouth and digestive tract if ingested.(1) Do not eat fruit raw or the seeds.(5)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: The fruit is rich in carotene and vitamin C. The young leaves contain more than 200mg per 100g of vitamin C. The seed is a good source of vitamin E. Anodyne;  Antidote;  Astringent;  Cancer;  Carminative;  Diuretic;  Hypoglycaemic;  Laxative;  Poultice. (1) Rose water is used in cooking and is an eye wash.(2)

        https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-839/rose-hip

        https://draxe.com/rose-hips

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Essential oil;  Perfume; Hedge; Rootstock;  Soil stabilization;  Tannin. Grows well with alliums, parsley, mignonette and lupins. Garlic planted nearby can help protect the plant from disease and insect predation. Grows badly with boxwood. (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rosa+multiflora
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/?s=rose
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Rosa_species (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_multiflora (species)
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/rose.html (good photos)
  5. https://montanahomesteader.com/rose-hips-foraging-recipes