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Dog Rose Hip

Rosa canina

Description:

Oval 1.5–2 cm red-orange fruit, or hip.

Habitat:

Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

Notes:

The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C, from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime.

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LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Added to mission "Fruiting Bodies of the World"
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LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

added info

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LarsKorb

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Lat: 53.48, Long: 10.37

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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