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Rose, Rugosa

Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 4-6 ft

Spread: 4-6 ft

Bloom Time: June-July

Native Range: China, Japan, Korea, and southeastern Siberia

Ecological Value: Cover. Nectar source.

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 fruit is high in Vitamin C and fatty acids. The seeds are high in Vitamin E.

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