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Rose, Virginia

Scientific Name: Rosa virginiana

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 4-6 ft.

Spread: 4-6 ft.

Bloom Time: June

Native Range: Eastern North America, Pennsylvania

Ecological Value: Rose hips are eaten by birds and mammals. The suckering growth creates hedges of good cover.

Human Value: Petals are edible and may be distilled for rose water. Rose hips, with seeds removed, may be made into jams or dried and used in teas. The rose hips are high in Vitamin C and fatty acids. The seeds are high in Vitamin E. The red hips provide good winter interest.

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