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Photographer: Devry Becker Jones
Taken: November 28, 2017
Caption: Closeup of The Rose Family Album
Rose Family Album
The Rose family is called Rosaceae. It includes several important crops such as:
Are roses edible?
Wile not as delicious as pears or cherries, some rose hips (the seed pods of roses) and rose petals are edible. Only roses grown without insecticides or fungicides can be eaten.
If spent flowers are left on a rose bush at the end of the growing season, rose hips will develop. These vary in size and flavor and must be processed to remove seeds and fine hairs. Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C and are often used to make herbal tea, jam, and jelly. They also provide food for birds.
Submitted: November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p406162
File Size: 1.891 Megabytes
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