Continuing from last week’s post about lichens, some of my favourite plants (and fruit!) are those in the Rose (Rosaceae) family.
Roses can be herbaceous plants (they don’t have persistent woody stems above ground), shrubs or trees. They have alternate leaves; simple or compound, and usually stipulate. The flowers are usually in racemes (an unbranched, elongated inflorescence with flowers maturing from the bottom upwards) or cymes (a flat or round topped inflorescence with lower pedicels longer than the upper).
Flowers in the rose family generally have all parts in multiples of 5, and many fruit we love to eat are found in the family (strawberries, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, pears, saskatoon berries, raspberries and blackberries to name a few!)
These three below are my favourite to eat... what about you?