Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose

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The Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a native plant that produces delicious fruits (rose hips) in late fall. All roses have edible leaves, flowers, and hips.
Swamp roses have leaves with serrated edges and curved thorns along the stem. They prefer to grow near rivers or marshes.
Swamp rose hips have a tangy taste. They can be eaten raw or used in tea, syrups, or jellies.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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