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Rosa Eglanteria (2) - (Red Rose, Black background) - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

£39.99

Rosa Eglanteria (2) - (Red Rose, Black background) - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

Rosa rubiginosa (sweet briar, Sweetbriar rose, sweet brier or eglantine; "eglanteria") is a species of rose native to Europe and western Asia.

In addition to its pink flowers, it is valued for its scent, and the hips that form after the flowers and persist well into the winter.

The tea made from the hips of this rose is very popular in Europe and elsewhere, where it is considered a healthy way for people to get their daily dose of vitamin C and other nutrients. A cup of rose hip tea will provide the minimum daily adult requirement of vitamin C.

During World War II the British relied on rose hips and hops as the sources for their vitamins A and C. It was a common British wartime expression to say that: "We are getting by on our hips and hops."


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