Rosa palustris | Swamp, Willow Leaved, and Hudson Rose | 20_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Rosa palustris, also known as Swamp Rose, and Willow-Leaved Hudson Rose. These grow to about 6 feet tall with very fragrant pink flowers which are on display from late spring until early summer. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. 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 5 to 11.