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Escaramujos
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Copyright: JULIAN BERNAL (JulianJose) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 31] (126)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-12
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/50 seconds
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Date Submitted: 2008-10-26 14:37
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El escaramujo es el fruto del rosal silvestre
WIKIPEDIA:
Rosa canina o rosa silvestre, también conocida como agavanzo , escaramujo o tapaculos, es un arbusto espinoso y perenne de la familia de las rosáceas, nativo de Europa, noroeste de África y Asia occidental. También ha sido introducido en Norte América y otras partes del mundo. Actualmente su distribución es bastante amplia.
El nombre proviene por la forma de los aguijones o espinas, que es similar a los colmillos de los perros. El fruto, el escaramujo, es botánicamente conocido como cinorrodón. Cinorrodón es una transcripción de una palabra compuesta de origen griego (kion + rhodon), que significa rosal perruno.
El arbusto mide hasta 2 m de altura con tallos colgantes de color verde cubiertos de espinas pequeñas, fuertes y curvas. Las hojas están compuestas de 5 a 7 foliolos dentados ovales.

Las flores, solitarias o agrupadas en corimbos, son color rosa pálido o blancas, de 4 a 6 cm de diámetro con cinco pétalos, y maduran en una fruta oval color rojo fuerte, de tipo cinorrodon, de un tamaño entre 1.5 y 2 cm llamada escaramujo.

El fruto destaca por su alto contenido de vitamina C (aunque también contiene carotenoides y Vitamina P y por ser usada para hacer mermelada y té.

Florece de mayo a julio y produce frutos al final del verano o principios de otoño.


Rosa canina (lit. Dog Rose, often called incorrectly Rosehip) is a variable scrambling rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

It is a deciduous shrub normally ranging in height from 1-5 m, though sometimes it can scramble higher into the crowns of taller trees. Its stems are covered with small, sharp, hooked spines, which aid it in climbing. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets. The flowers are usually pale pink, but can vary between a deep pink and white. They are 4-6 cm diameter with five petals, and mature into an oval 1.5-2 cm red-orange fruit, or hip.
The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C, from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime. The species has also been introduced to other temperate latitudes. During World War II in the United States Rosa canina was planted in victory gardens, and can still be found growing throughout the United States, including roadsides, and in wet, sandy areas up and down coastlines.

During the Vietnam War, for soldiers fighting with the North, Rosa canina was dried and then smoked with tobacco to produce mild hallucinogenic effects and abnormal dreams.

Forms of this plant are sometimes used as stocks for the grafting or budding of cultivated varieties.

The wild plant is planted as a nurse or cover crop, or stabilising plant in land reclamation and specialised landscaping schemes.

Numerous cultivars have been named, though few are common in cultivation. The cultivar Rosa canina 'Assisiensis' is the only dog rose without thorns.

The hips are used as a flavouring in the Slovenian soft drink Cockta.

The dog rose was the stylized rose of Medieval European heraldry, and is still used today.

The dog rose is the flower of Hampshire.

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To maurydv: gracie tante per la tua opinioneJulianJose 1 10-26 16:11
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Ciao Julian,
bella immagine dei frutti di rosa canina, interessante ed inusuale POV, ottima composizione con un buon OOF BG scuro che esalta i vividi colori del primo piano, bello il dettaglio delle gocce con il riflesso, ottima la definizione.
TFS.
Maurizio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-10-26 20:49]

The hips are used as a flavouring in the Slovenian soft drink Cockta..
This is an infirmation about and well shot,
TFS..

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