Wood's Rose, Mountain Rose
The Wood's Rose is one of the most frequent native rose in northern America. Native americans made extensive use of Wood's rose roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and hips for foods and therapeutic materials. The hips are a source of vitamin C and are dried for use in flavoring teas, jellies, fruitcakes, and puddings. The flowers provide a source of pollen for honey bees. Wood's rose is used as an ornamental near homes to attract birds and other wildlife.
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