Dog Rose

illustration of a small pink flower 

This year's advent calendar features dogs from National Museums Liverpool's collections and displays, so you probably wouldn't expect to see any flowers in here. However, our botanists have pointed out that even their collections include a dog-themed item!

This botanical print shows the Dog Rose (Rosa canina), which is native to Britain.

The fruit, known as a rose hip, is noted for its high level of vitamin C, and is used to make rose hip syrup and tea.

It was once though that the root of the dog rose was a cure for the bite of a mad dog.

This image is taken from the botany collection at World Museum. 

Accession number 1990.11.2130