Macro Flowers Saturday is a photo meme for macro photos and close-ups of flowers, garden flowers, wildflowers, blossoms, flowers with insects and butterflies (no insects without flowers), flowers with raindrops and whatever beautiful plants, plant seeds or berries you have, in close-up.
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On last Sunday's hike I've capture the flowering wild rose bushes (rosa canina) of early summer, blooming in the wild.
Wild rose bushes, also known as dog rose are native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia but I think it is known worldwide. They have clusters of scented blooms varying in color from almost white to a very deep pink, and have a delicate but refreshing fragrance.
The main flowering period in early summer is rather short, but the flowers develop into orange-red and bright red rose hips. It's the hips that make these wild rose bushes so valuable.
Rose hips, especially the Dog Rose (Rosa canina), are very rich in vitamin C and certain antioxidants and they are used for tea, syrup, puree, jam, jelly, sauce, marmalade and wine.
Rose hips have a tangy yet sweet flavor and can be used fresh, dried, or preserved.
Here are the new hips (picture bellow) and a little visitor too.
In my next post I'll share how to prepare rose hips for winter and some recipes too.
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