Rose hips of sweet briar can be used to make marmalade.
The term ‘rose hip’ is used for fruits of rose plants.
Basic information and facts
Sweet briar originates from Europe and western Asia.
Evergreen or deciduous:
It’s a deciduous plant.
Grows as a shrub with stems that bear many hooked prickles.
The flowers usually grow in clusers of 2 to 7 flowers together. They have a diameter of 2 to 3 cm diameter, with five pink petals with a white base. The stamens are yellow.
The red fruits are called rose hips. They are globose to oblong with a diameter of 1 to 2 centimeters.
Climate and weather:
Can be 2 to 3 meters tall.
Sweet briar is grown as an ornamental plant. The rose hips are used to make tea or can be used to make jam or wine. They have a high Vitamin C content. Flowers are scented and can be used to produce natural flower water.