Nootka Rose

  • hips are bland tasting, clustered 1-3
  • leaf consists of 3-7 leaflets
  • bush has curved prickles
  • bush grows 3 meters high
WARNING: The seeds are inedible.
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Look-alikes in British Columbia

The similar-looking prickly wild rose (Rosa acicularis) also produces edible hips but differs in that the thorns are straight rather than curved.

See also rugosa rose, balhip rose, and Wood's rose.

Related topics: Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Plants of BC
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