Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Rosa canina

Eglantier
Dog Rose

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

3 m

Description

Dog Rose is a climbing or trailing, prickly deciduous shrub. The name Dog Rose comes from the Middle Ages when it was thought that the root was a cure for rabies.

Flowers

The aromatic flowers are usually pale pink but can vary from white to deep pink.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 5-7 leaflets on either side of the stem, serrated with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Hip: containing numerous seeds, oval-round, bright red.

Edible

Hips: hairy seeds need to be removed. Makes an excellent jelly or syrup. A very good source of vitamin C. Tea can be made from the leaves.

Medical

Hips: astringent, to treat diarrhoea.

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