- rose petals are edible.
- buds are edible.
- young shoots are edible.
- young leaves are edible.
- fruit (hip) of the plant is edible.
- hips can be eaten fresh or dried for storage.
- only the outer shell of the rosehip is edible, discard the mass of hard, hairy seeds.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest are
Arkansas rose (Rosa arkansana),
Prickly wild rose (Rosa acicularis),
Prairie rose (Rosa woodsii),
Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa), and
Nootka rose (Rosa nutkana).
- grows in plains, foothill, montane, and subalpine regions.