Rosa Canina

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A perennial shrub that contains niacin, nicotinamide, organic acids, pectin, tannin, and vitamins B, C, E, and K; it is astringent, diuretic, laxative, and tonic, and has been used to heal wounds; it is a rich source of vitamin C, often supplied as rose hips
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They were come back to the hollow, round which the dog-roses grew, and they both paused under the charm of the faery evening light, reflected from the pale pink clusters.
Great choices for a good-sized tree include 'Crimson Shower', with dark foliage offsetting crimson flowers, and 'Francis E Lester' for a wilder-looking flower like a super-sized dog-rose (both David Austin).
While the roses regarded as most desirable for distillation into rose-water were red or crimson,(3) the dog-rose, wild rose, or eglantine, then as now, ranged from white to pale pink.