Sold in bundles of 10.
At a Glance: Medium-sized deciduous shrub
Height: Up to 10 feet
Stems: smooth with a pair of large prickles at base of each leaf
Leaves: compound alternate deciduous toothed leaves
Flowers: Large pink blossoms
Fruits: red rose hips. Edible if cooked/processed. High in Vit. C
Appeal: Very hardy plant that spreads easily. Has been shown to do well in harsh conditions. Thorns offer protection from predation.
Ethnobotany: Strips of bark were boiled to create an eyewash used for cataracts or to improve eyesight. The Makah mashed the leaves to use as a poultice for the eyes or for abscess. Leaves were chewed and used on bee stings. The rose hips were steeped and fed to babies to prevent diarrhea.
|Sun/Shade Tolerance||Hydrology||Elevation Range|
full sun > 80%
mostly sunny 60%-80%
partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.
“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. www.soundnativeplants.com.