Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
This little wild Rose is not indigenous but it grows all over Lesotho and also around the edges in South Africa. School children and birds love the hips and eat them as they go along spreading them far and wide! The hips are/were colelcted by women and children and then made into a syrup in Ladybrand, Eastern Freestate. Very rich in vitamin C. The syrup used to be called "Rosy Cheer" and we brought our kids up on it. Now the seeds are made into a cosmetic oil!