The Kansas Prairie Wild Rose is blooming along the dusty country roads and so lovely to see.
Here are a few facts about the Prairie Wild Rose from Kansas Wildflower :
Uses: Rose hips contain high levels of vitamin C and can be eaten raw, stewed, candied, or made into jelly. Many Plains Indian tribes used the hips as an emergency food source.
Comments: Prairie wild rose is resistant to drought due to roots that can go down more than 20 feet.
With the photo below, I digitally painted with a combined Aquarell and chalk effects.