Multiflora Rose



Found along stream banks, pastures, roadsides, savannas, forest edges, and open woodlands.

Thorny, multi-stemmed flowering shrub. Grows 5-12 feet tall. The flowers are white to pink, fragrant and about 1 inch across. Rose hips grow in clusters, are bright red when ripe and about the size of a pea. The plant spreads mostly by birds eating and dispersing the seeds. The plant can grow as a thicket or climb into the lower branches of trees.

When to collect:
Collect leaves and shoots in spring, petals in summer, and rose hips after first heavy frost.

Which parts are edible:
Flower petals, ripe rose hips, young leaves and shoots.


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