Taxonomy

Rosa canina | Dog-rose | Feirdhris

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Hedges, thickets and waste places

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Woody

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

Rose hips can be gathered for preserve or syrup making. Rose hips are a very good source of vitamin C particularly but also A, D and E. During World War II, fruits were gathered to make syrup as citrus fruits were not available.

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