Black rosehips

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Black rosehips

Post: #288099 Brewtrog
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:10 pm

There is a very thorny bush near where I live with what look like black rosehips, does anyone have any guess whether they are indeed rosehips or if they are some sort of imposter, or if there is any way for me to tell?

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Re: Black rosehips

Post: #288108 Green Aura
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 am

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Re: Black rosehips

Post: #288111 diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:00 am

I have seen that before, do you know what species that is

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Re: Black rosehips

Post: #288116 Green Aura
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:55 pm

Rosa Spinosissima.
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Re: Black rosehips

Post: #288118 Brewtrog
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:18 pm

Green Aura wrote:Like this?

That is exactly what it is.

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Re: Black rosehips

Post: #288153 Weedo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:58 pm

Hi

Does anyone know if Rosa spinosissima was used as a rootstock? I have a old bush in the original farmhouse "garden" that looks very similar except with very dark purple hips, flowers look the same. I have long suspected this plant was just the stock taken over the graft but it could reasonably be deliberately planted - the original settlers were Scots.
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