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  Rosa rugosa Tokyo.JPG    Kartoffelrose Hagebutten.JPG

 

NAME: Rugosa Rose

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rosa Rugosa / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  beach rose

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

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COOK

Spring

Leaves

 

DRY/STEEP

Spring/Summer

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

RAW/DRY

Jun-Aug

Fruits

sweet

DRY/COOK

Aug-Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. They are very sweet and pleasant to eat. The fruit is a fairly large size for a rose with a relatively thick layer of flesh. Young shoots - cooked and used as a potherb. Harvested as they come through the ground in spring and are still tender. Be sure to remove the seed hairs. A pleasant tasting fruity-flavoured tea is made from the fruit, it is rich in vitamin C. A tea is also made from the leaves.(1) Flowers used to flavor and enhance water.

 

CAUTION: Remove the bitter white base of the petals before using them. 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.(6) 
 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Cancer;  Hepatic. The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds.(1)

 

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

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