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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

RAW/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)

 

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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OTHER USES:

 

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/?s=rose   (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)