In the fall the rose flowers shed their pedals and a round or oval shaped seed pod is left, called a rose hip.
Once picked and dried the rose hips can be used in tea, jams, jellies, and more. To use them in jams and jellies dry the rose hips for a couple of weeks until dark and wrinkled, peel off the hard outer shell and mash the contents of the rose hip.
Rose hips can be placed into boiling water to make tea. Even the rose pedals can be used.