Many people have found themselves in the midst of the wilds and starved to death while a plethora of food surrounded them. Don’t let that happen to you. In this new series, we will start to examine various edible plants; we start with Rosehips. Rosehip are the fruit of rose bushes. So wherever you find rosebushes, you will find rose hips. All roses have dark green, smooth, serrated, opposite leaves, with a terminal leaf, usually there are 5 to 7 leaves on a stem. They are usually most prominent in late summer, fall, and early winter.
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Rose hips can be eaten raw, after being cleaned. Many people also find it particularly pleasing to create a tea from the rosehips. After the first frost, Rose Hips are softened and become even more apetizing. The taste is typically sour, but occasionally you might stumble upon a particularly sweet one later in the year.