Wild Rose Plants & Rose Hips on Oregon Trail

by donna
(U.S. traveler/worker)





Dear Grandma :-) I found these rose plants and rose hips on the Oregon Trail in North Central Oregon. I can't seem to identify this rosebush/plant or the rose hip? I only have access to the internet via phone and my foraging book still isn't clear to me? Thank you so much! :-)

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Sep 16, 2013
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Rose Hips
by: Grandma

Hello Donna,

It's awfully hard to tell what kind of rose it is without the blooms. I'm really not much of an expert on roses, although I do grow a variety in my yard. Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C and many other benefits, but I would never suggest making tea from a wild rose plant or its rose hips. You never know if it was sprayed with an insecticide or if a wild animal may have urinated on it.

Sorry I couldn't be of any help on this.

Grandma

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