Plant ID forum: Trying to identify plant in my yard

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Anneau12
May 22, 2018 6:13 PM CST
I am in Meridian Idaho, and my new house has quite a few wild areas with plants, trees and shrubs growing. Today I noticed a couple of flowering bushes that appear to have some berries on them… Although they are now dried up. I am trying to identify the berries and determine if they are something that is edible. Some of the bushes have white flowers and some have pink. The leaves have serrated edges, and there are thorns on the shrubs.
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Xeramtheum
May 22, 2018 6:17 PM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

That looks like a Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata). The berries are seed pods aka Rose Hips.

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elizab
May 22, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Trying to identify this tree in my niece's yard.
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porkpal
May 22, 2018 8:22 PM CST
Welcome to the forum! What a lovely tree; where approximately does your niece live?
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HamiltonSquare
May 22, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Wow thats a beauty. I think it may be this.
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Horntoad
May 22, 2018 8:39 PM CST
Anneau12 said:I am in Meridian Idaho, and my new house has quite a few wild areas with plants, trees and shrubs growing. Today I noticed a couple of flowering bushes that appear to have some berries on them… Although they are now dried up. I am trying to identify the berries and determine if they are something that is edible. Some of the bushes have white flowers and some have pink. The leaves have serrated edges, and there are thorns on the shrubs.


Both are roses, but difficult if not impossible to tell the exact species from just those pictures. Some possibilities are Rosa laevigata, R. bracteata, R. palustris, R. carolina and others. The "berries" are called rose hips and are edible.
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Meridian, ID
Anneau12
May 22, 2018 9:29 PM CST
Thank you all! I appreciate the help in identifying this.
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HamiltonSquare
May 22, 2018 9:38 PM CST
I just realized the tree was posted to your rose question thread by a second person. Blinking
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islander
May 22, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Rose reminds me of Rosa nutkana, which I have growing in abundance.
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May 22, 2018 10:52 PM CST

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