Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea L.
Engl.: roseroot, arctic root.
Deu.: Rosenwurz, Alpen-Rosenwurz.
Suom.: pohjanruusujuuri, ruusujuuri.
Sven.: rosenrot, fjällkaktus.
Ital.: rodiola.
Bot. syn.: Rhodiola arctica Boriss., Rhodiola roanensis Britt., Rhodiola scopolii Simonk., Sedum rhodiola DC., Sedum rosea (L.) Scop., Sedum roseum Scop.

Rhodiola.

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Rose root.

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A dug-up plant with sliced-up roots. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2005-09-28.

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Two roseroot species in flower: the red, R. kirilowii var. rubra, the yellow, R. rosea. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2004-05-20.

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Flowering plant. Uppsala bot.g., Sweden. Planted. 2003-06-21.

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Plant with green seed. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-15.

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Green seeds. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-15.

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Plant with seeds forming. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-15.

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Flowering tops. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-06.

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Flowers. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-06.

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Flowering plant. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-06-06.

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Plant - no flowerbuds yet, except one in the upper right corner. They'll all get these. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-05-25.

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Plants in cultivation. MTT Karila research station, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-23.

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Flowering plants - these are about 30 years old. Dig up a root and wash it - hmmm, smells of roses! It's also an adaptogen, and grows wild in northern Finland. A very pretty plant, it flowers in spring. Pori, Finland. Planted. 1999-06-01.

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Flowers, gorgeous. Pori, Finland. Planted. 1999-06-01.

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Plant dug up, with leaf still attached. It's a fleshy, long root. Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 1998-09-01.