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Rose Hip

Rosa rugosa

Description:

The hips are large, 2–3 cm diameter, and often shorter than their diameter, not elongated; in late summer and early autumn the plants often bear fruit and flowers at the same time. The leaves typically turn bright yellow before falling in autumn.

Notes:

Audubon in Milford, CT


No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

Ursula
Ursula 5 years ago

Nice pic of rosehip :)

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Hello Christine :)
Rose hips are great, but they are more used in some cultures than others. Your spotting of wild rose (dog rose) is coneected to this spotting of the hips. Here is a link on what you can do with them if you want to explore more ... http://gardening.about.com/od/rose1/f/Ro... Best regards

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Thanks Eliese and DerrickLK! Do you think that the flower spotting I have here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/360... is from the same plant? They were growing together, but the vegetation was so dense and prickly, and I just assumed that there were 2 different plants...But, now I'm not sure if this is 2 different spottings or only one.

Eliese
Eliese 5 years ago

It's a rosehip, from a wild rose bush

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 5 years ago

Looks like a species of rose. That fruit is a rose hip and the prickly stem is a common feature of rose plants.

Milford city (balance), Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.22, Long: -73.06

Spotted on Aug 3, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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