Tuesday, June 20, 2006

BC Road Trip - Wild Roses

June 10 - S. and R. set out our picnic lunch
by a beautiful lake north of the town Williams Lake.

We were surrounded by wild roses.
The Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis) is also known as Prickly Rose. This shrub can grow up to 15 metres tall. The fruit of the Wild Rose is called rosehips (or hips). These pear-shaped red seed pods grow up to an inch in diameter and stay on the bush all winter. They are high in Vitamin C.

8 comments:

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Sounds like a lot of fun :-)

Endment said...

Oh - I know the place! We had a picnic there a number of years ago... Lovely - wish you could post the fragrance of the roses :)

Jimmy said...

The roses are very beautiful...

harmonyinline said...

oh i love wild roses such heavenly fragrance

Sonia said...

What a beautiful place! Sounds you have been a great time!

JLLove said...

Lovely spot. I know you enjoyed the beauty of it!

chiefbiscuit said...

We call those rose bushes Rosehips over here and the smell of them in summer in Central Otago is for me a beautiful summer memory! Thanks for the photos - looks idyllic!

kerrdelune said...

Roses, roses, wild roses, I love their fragrance, their colour and even their thorns. Thank you for the roses!