Latin name: Rosa canina. Wild bush iwth long stright or tortile, green or brown stems, reaches lenght of 3 metres. The leaves are with 5-7 leaves with short stems, oval and crenated. The stems are covered with prickles. The blossoms are pink, gathered in groups of 3-5. The fruit is glosy, brightly red, fleshy, with yellow firm seeds. The dog rose is spread in the south hemisphere, especially in Europe. It grows in bushes, woods and rocky slopes, up to 1500 metres above sea level. Usable it are the fruits, gathered while they are firm and brightly red - in September and October.
The plant contains vitamines - C, B, K, P, mineral substances, fruit acids, sugar.