Northern Bushcraft

Wild Rose

  • 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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