Rosa canina   dog rose
           Rosaceae
invasive                      woody           
Distribution: Foothills, Greenbelt, West Valley, South Boise

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Rosa canina
USDA Plants Link: Rosa canina   (RODU5)

Hips of non-native dog rose are in peak culinary condition after freezing has softened and sweetened the pulp.  My technique is to nibble or squeeze a bit of pulp out the bottom of the hip after picking, to avoid the achenes and stiff hairs filling most of the hip.  The reward is an intensely flavored pulp; yummy!