Rosa arkansana | Wild Roser | Arkansas Prairie Wild Rose | 20_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Rosa arkansana, also known as Wild Roser, Arkansas Rose, and Prairie Wild Rose. This is normally used as an ornamental plant. These roses are fragrant and grow up to a couple feet high. They are in blossom from the middle of the spring until early summer. The fruit is used to make tea, jellies, jams, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Tea is also made from the leaves, bark, roots and shoots. Some people use the petals as a hair oil or as a perfume. This plant attracts a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. Rosa in general are larval host plants for the Columbia silkmoth and the Western sheepmoth, and for the Grizzled Skipper, Coral Hairstreak, and Two-banded Checkered-Skipper butterflies. Rosa are also a food source for the Baltimore Checkerspot, and Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 11.