Laguna de Santa Rosa
The California Wild Rose is native to dry regions of California, Oregon and the northern part of Baja California, Mexico. Its fragrant flowers have five petals in any shade of pink from almost white to deep magenta. It produces rose hips that contain yellow seeds. The hips stay on the plant throughout the winter providing food for wildlife during times when little forage is available. In WWII the rose hips were given to the troops for their high vitamin content.