“Prairie Rose, Symbol of Vitality”


Our very own North Dakota state flower, prairie rose is renowned for her beauty symbolic of life, vitality and survival. Other names include “dog rose,” “pasture rose,” and “bristly rose.” It is characterized by 5 wavy/notched petals deep pink in color to white or bicolored, with yellow central stamens, and blooms May to September. Petals and rosehips are edible, historically used in medicines, teas, jams, and soups. Rosehips are very nutritious and provide food for wildlife in the winter season. Growth is bushy and upright, with a height of up to 40 inches.

Indigenous folks used an infusion of the flowers or hips to treat bladder infections and kidney stones. Eaten fresh, rosehips are high in vitamin C, E, K, and B complex, beta carotene, flavonoids, selenium, manganese, and even some essential fatty acids. A Saulteaux Ojibwe legend tells the story of Nanaboozhoo teaching roses to defend themselves from being eaten by too many rabbits (why roses have thorns).

Prairie Rose is accompanied by the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and several bees, highlighting the partnership between prairie plants and pollinators.

Original mixed media on raw stretched canvas with maple float frame.

Framed Size: 31x41x2(inches)

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