Rosa californica Rosa californica Rosa californica
Common Name California Wild Rose
Latin Name Rosa californica
Native Habitat North facing slopes to 6,000 feet
Soil Moist
Water Regularly
Height X Width 9 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Butterfly, Ethnobotanical, Fragrance
Ornamental Value 1" to 2" fragrant pink flowers
Nature Value Important to butterflies, nesting for small animals
Native American Uses Tea from hips, hips (fruit) eaten raw  or cooked, blossoms soaked in water for a beverage, hips strung for necklaces, stems used in basketry
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7179
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_californica
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/138204/
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Rosa+californica
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rosa-californica
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/info/rosacalifornica.asp
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ROCA2
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