June - July
90 -270 cm
Greeks believed that the roots of this wild rose could cure the effects
of the bite of a mad dog. This led the Romans to name the flower Rosa canina
- literally "Dog Rose". It is then perhaps ironic that Henry VIII
should adopt as his symbol this rose which he called the Tudor Rose.
Syrup of the Dog Rose hip has been given to children for many years as
a source of vitamin C.