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NAME: Prickly Rose

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rosa Acicularis / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Wild Rose

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

RAW/STEEP

Summer

Fruits

sweet

DRY/COOK

Sep

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - used in syrups and purees or be dried and used in teas and soups, has a rich sweet flavour, best after a frost. A tea is made from the leaves. Young shoots - peeled and eaten in spring. Petals raw (good to infuse water with). Remove the bitter white base.(1)

 

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. Seed can be ground and mixed with powder or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs.(1) Do not eat fruit raw or the seeds.(6)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Leaves rich in vitamin C. The seed is a good source of vitamin E.  Astringent;  Blood tonic;  Cancer;  Febrifuge;  Ophthalmic;  Stings.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye. An orange dye is obtained from the fruit. (1)

 

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

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