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Rose Hips

rosa

Description:

The rose hip, or rose haw, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form in spring, and ripen in late summer through autumn. Rose hips are used for herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Walnut Creek City Hall landscape area.


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2 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

That's great Ivan Rodriguez! Learning new information is one of my favorites things about Project Noah.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 8 years ago

Conveniently, I saw "rose hips" on the ingredients label on some fruit juice and was wondering what they were. Thank you for the information! :)

misako
Spotted by
misako

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Lat: 37.90, Long: -122.06

Spotted on Jan 25, 2012
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

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