Wild Rose

Rosa spp.

  • rose petals are edible.

  • buds are edible.

  • young shoots are edible.

  • young leaves are edible.

  • fruit (hip) of the plant is edible.

  • hips can be eaten fresh or dried for storage.

  • only the outer shell of the rosehip is edible, discard the mass of hard, hairy seeds.

  • grows in plains, foothill, montane, and subalpine regions.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Arkansas rose (Rosa arkansana), Prickly wild rose (Rosa acicularis), Prairie rose (Rosa woodsii), Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa) and Nootka rose (Rosa nutkana).

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