Family Rosaceae. This highly throny, invasive, perennial shrub grows up to 10 feet tall, emits a lovely apple-like fragrance and produces a berry like fruit, known as the hip after the flowers fade. It is rich in vitamins A,C & E as well as beta carotene and linolenic acid.
Used for its high Vitamin C and A content that provide renewal and regenerative benefits. It is used as an anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and cell regenerator (1983 Clinical study University of Santiago, Chile) to improve skin texture and discoloration.
Rose bushes appear, sometimes for no reason, but believed to be when birds and other animals spit out the seeds after eating the hips.