Rosa carolina | Pasture Sand Rose | 10_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Rosa carolina, also known as Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose, and Sand Rose. Growing to about 6 feet tall these pink flowers are very fragrant and on display from late spring until early summer. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and is used to make syrups and jams. The petals are delicious after removing the white parts. They can be added to salads raw or cooked and used in many ways. Rosa in general are larval host plants for the Columbia silkmoth, Western sheepmoth, and the Grizzled Skipper, Coral Hairstreak, and the Two-banded Checkered-Skipper butterflies. They are also a food source for the Baltimore Checkerspot, and Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 11.