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Copyright: Alina Vicu (mamabear) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 43] (199)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-20
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon PowerShot A460
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 3:25
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Points: 6
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Rosa canina (lit. Dog Rose) is a variable scrambling rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

It is a deciduous shrub normally ranging in height from 1-5 m, though sometimes it can scramble higher into the crowns of taller trees. Its stems are covered with small, sharp, hooked spines, which aid it in climbing. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets. The flowers are usually pale pink, but can vary between a deep pink and white. They are 4-6 cm diameter with five petals, and mature into an oval 1.5-2 cm red-orange fruit, or hip.
Cultivation and uses

The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C, from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime. The species has also been introduced to other temperate latitudes. During World War II in the United States Rosa canina was planted in victory gardens, and can still be found growing throughout the United States, including roadsides, and in wet, sandy areas up and down coastlines.

During the Vietnam War, for soldiers fighting with the North, Rosa canina was dried and then smoked with tobacco to produce mild hallucinogenic effects and abnormal dreams.

Forms of this plant are sometimes used as stocks for the grafting or budding of cultivated varieties. The wild plant is planted as a nurse or cover crop, or stabilising plant in land reclamation and specialised landscaping schemes.

Numerous cultivars have been named, though few are common in cultivation. The cultivar Rosa canina 'Assisiensis' is the only dog rose without thorns. The hips are used as a flavouring in the Slovenian soft drink Cockta.
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-01 8:04]

Minunate macesele tale!
Culori frumoase,detalii curate si mai ales ,o nota de exceptie.

Azi avem placerea sa ne delectam cu maciesele tale, frumos colorate si perfect in focus!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-01 11:43]

Seara buna Alina,
wowwww , bravo, felicitari calduroase !!! Uita-te la pimele poze si la cea de azi ! Remarci progresul ? Eu da. Super poza, super descriere ... bun venit cu adevarat in rindul fotografilor. Orice inceput este greu, dar dupa ce aomul mai prinde ceva experienta ... Mult succes pe mai departe si la mai mare !!!
Mai vreau asemenea imagini superbe. Si nu uita
si la capitolul descriere sa tii pasul la fel ca in poza de azi.
O seara frumoasa,

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