Common name: Nootka rose
Rosa nutkana is a rose native to the Pacific Coast from Alaska south to Northern California. It has single pink blooms in late spring. The name comes from Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island where it was first described. It was used medicinally by the First Nations, and the hips are edible. We have a large bush in the North American Nativar Cultivar Garden, where it was originally planted as part of the Garry Oak Meadow. Garden Story.
Photos taken May 28, 2021 in the Garden