The rosehips of Rosa nutkana or Nootka Rose are brilliant red in the late afternoon autumn sunlight.
Part of the rose family, this shrub is thick and thorny. It blooms in the months of May and June. The shrub has toothed leaves and 5-petaled pink flowers.
- deciduous broadleaf shrub;
- alternate pinnate penni-nerved leaflets;
- pink five-petal flowers, larger than those of a baldhip rose.
Up on the hill above me.