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ROSE, COMMON WILD
Rosa virginiana Mill.
Wild roses grow in pastures, roadsides, and along the heads of salt marshes, among other areas. The petals can be nibbled as a sweet treat, or used to make wine. (I find, however, that the wine resembles perfume!)The rosehips can be used to make jam, or dried and used for tea. They are rich in vitamins E, B, and K.
There are many interesting uses for roses, including medicinal ones: for instance, some Native peoples used the roots and leaves in a spring tonic preparation. The roots are used to treat diarrhea.
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