Wild Rose

Wild rose flower
Courtesy of Melvin Kanine / Seney Photo Contest 2017

There are many different species of native wild roses throughout the Refuge. They tend to be shades of pink although there are white and yellow occasionally. Did you know that rose hips are rich in vitamin C? They are often made into jams and teas, and during the winter they can be known as survival food because they are held on the bush. During the summer bloom they are beautiful, and then when fall rolls around they are an eye-catching vibrant red, no longer flowering but still beautiful!