NAME : DOG ROSE - ROSE HIP
GAELIC NAME : Feirdhris, Conrós.
LATIN NAME : Rosa canina.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Brier
MEDICINAL PART : Fruit
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland
HABITAT : In Ireland it is found around the edges of woods, hedges, garden
fences and on sloping ground.
DESCRIPTION : Dog rose is a bushy shrub that grows to a height of 2 to 13 feet.
Its numerous stems are covered with sharp spines and prickles. The leaves are odd-pinnate,
usually consisting of 5 to 7 leaflets that are opposite, ovate, acute, serrate, and hairy
FLOWERING PERIOD : The flowers are red, pale red, or nearly white and appear
from May to July. The oblong red fruit or hip contains many one seeded achene's and ripens
in the fall.
PROPERTIES : Astringent
USES : Dog rose hips
are the most concentrated source of vitamin C in
Ireland. Can have upto 50 times the vitamin C that is found in a an Orange.
GENDER : Feminine.
PLANET : Venus.
ELEMENT : Water
CELTIC GODS : Aongas
POWERS : Love
Use in rituals of love. Calling upon Aongas Óg the Celtic god of Love
For Divination Call on the Goddess Brigit
and ask your question, sleep on some dog rose petals and the answer should come
to you in your dreams.