Hips DO Lie

…on the beach!

These are rose hips from the Rosa Rugosa bush which is native to eastern Asia but loves it here on Cape Cod!  I posted a picture of the fuschia roses that bloom earlier in the summer here.  It is sometimes confused with the Beach Plum which is native to Cape Cod and is sweet enough to be eaten whole.

Rose hips are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and can be used to make teas and jams. If you are lucky enough to have access to some you can find a list of recipes here!


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  1. I never knew what rose hips looked like- it’s so weird how vastly different plants and animals can grow in different parts of the U.S. where the weather isn’t all that different. I’m always blown away by that. Have you made anything with them?
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    • I always thought they were native so I learned something too. They are a bit invasive always trying to grow into the lawn. And they are thorny!

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