|Plant: A bush 3 to 10 feet tall, branching with thorns.|
|Flowers: Fragrant rose pink flowers, 1 to 2 inches in diameter, may be solitary or many.|
|Fruit: The red, berry-like fruits are open at the top and are called hips. They are said to be rich in vitamin C.|
|Leaf: 5 to 7 oval, toothed leaflets.|
|Flowering period:||May to August|
|Use by Indians:|| Hips for food and tea from roots to treat colds.
A beverage was made from the blossoms to calm
children in pain.
|Use by Early Spaniards:||The diaries of the Franciscan padres contain many
references to it. They called it the Rose of Castile
because it reminded them of the roses of Spain.
|Can be found here:||Big Canyon|
|Native Plant: Yes||Halophyte: No|
|Family Name: Rose||