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Dartmouth in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Wild about roses/La vie en rose

Rosa acicularis

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
1. Wild about roses/La vie en rose Marker
Inscription.

Wild roses add beauty and colour to roadsides, open woods, prairies, and rocky places all across Canada. They may have pink or white flowers, be with or without thorns, and stand as high as 2.5 metres. Wild roses are considered a weed in many agricultural areas, but their scarlet fruit - the rose "hips," which remain on the shrub throughout the winter - provide great food value for wildlife. Many birds use the dense foliage for cover and nesting sites.

In pioneering days and also during World War II, many families relied on rose hips as a valuable source of vitamin C. They were used in jams, jellies, syrup, and juice. At one time, the dried fruits were used as necklace beads.

The prickly wild rose is the provincial flower of Alberta. This common brushy rose is usually covered with bristles and slender thorns, and stands anywhere from 0.3 to 1.5m tall.
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Les rosiers sauvages embellissent et illuminent les bords de route, les clairières, les prairies et les sentiers rocailleux partout au Canada. Garnis de fleurs roses ou blanches, les buissons, avec ou sans épines peuvent s'élever jusqu'à 2,5 mètres. On considère les rosiers sauvages comme une mauvaise herbe dans bien des zones agricoles,

Wild about roses/La vie en rose Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
2. Wild about roses/La vie en rose Marker
Marker on right
mais son fruit écarlate - le cynorrhodon -, qui demeure sur l'arbuste tout l'hiver durant, a une grande valeur nutritive pour la faune. De nombreux oiseaux piquent son feuillage pour garnir leurs abris ou leurs nids.

À l'époque de la colonisation et jusqu'à la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, beaucoup de familles trouvaient dans les fruits de l'églantier une précieuse source de vitamine C. Ceux-ci entraient dans la confection des confitures, des gelées, des sirops et des jus. Secs, ils servaient aussi de perles pour orner les colliers.

Le rosier aciculair est l'embleme floral de l'Alberta. Cet arbuste toutfu est genéralement couvert de poils soyeux et de fines épines. La hauteur des tiges varie de 0,3 à 1,5 metre.
 
Erected by Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien and La Fondation Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 39.845′ N, 63° 34.251′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Touch for map. Marker is along the Waterfront at Alderney Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vera B. Stone (here, next to this marker); Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien (a few steps from this marker); "Bridges for Canada"/« Ponts pour le Canada » (a few steps from this marker); How Dartmouth Has Grown (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald (about 180 meters away); Legion War Memorial (approx. one kilometer away); Sullivan's Pond (approx. one kilometer away); Totem Pole (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wild Roses. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trans Canada Trail. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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