Species name:

Rosa canina 2

Taxonomy

Family

Genus

Species

canina

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Euro-Mediterranean area, North Africa, Western Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. In Italy prefers bushes. Cultivated and naturalized worldwide in temperate climate (0-1500 m).

Utility

Food and drink, jam, spice, oil, source of vitamin C, herbal tea and juice. Medicinal uses, phytotherapy, homeopathy and cosmetic industry. In ancient folk customs. Ornamental plant and biodiversity.

Flowering time

V - VII

Pollen colour

Light pink, brick pink

Pollen

++

Nectar

+

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Rosa canina
Rosa canina
Rosa canina
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Subprolate
Rosa canina
Rosa canina
Rosa canina