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- Rosa glauca
Common name: Redleaf rose
Rosa glauca is a large shrub rose with bluish-green to red-purplish foliage; the stems have a red tint as well. The simple pink flowers bloom in early summer.
The hips start out a mauve-purple in mid-July, then turn bright red in August and provide colour all winter long. (Rose hips are also a great source of Vitamin C, with one cup of rose hips providing as much Vitamin C as a dozen oranges.) Occasionally they are infested with a harmless, hairy gall (robin's pincushion) caused by gall wasps
It was formerly called R. rubrifolia.