Rosa majalis (syn. R. cinnamomea sensu L. 1759, non 1753;[1] R. cinnamomea auct. non L.; cinnamon rose;[2] double cinnamon rose[3]) is a species of deciduous shrubs in the genus Rosa, native to forests of Europe and Siberia. It grows to 2 m. and yields edible hip fruits rich in vitamin C, which are used in medicine[4] and to produce rose hip syrup.

Rosa majalis
Illustration Rosa majalis0.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
R. majalis
Binomial name
Rosa majalis

Rosa cinnamomea L.


  1. ^ Not to be confused with R. pendulina L. (= R. cinnamomea sensu L. 1753).
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "Rosa majalis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Fruit teas Rose (Rosa vosagiaca, rosa majalis, rosa canina, rosa rugosa etc.)". Gurmans. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.