The pod of seeds that may develop if a spent bloom is not removed. Not all roses will readily cross- or self-pollinate. Hips can be a valuable source of food for overwintering birds. Allowing them to develop will reduce subsequent bloom.
A fruiting body of a rose plant, though not all roses have them. Left on the plant, they will turn red which can be a distinct attraction during the winter. The hips do cause the rose plant to stop blooming, so deadheading remontant roses can improve later crops of flowers. Rose hips are one of nature's most concentrated sources of vitamin C. They are dried and used in herbal teas and made into syrups and jellys. In New Jersey if the dear don't eat the flowers, then they do eat the hips.
The colorful cherry-like fruit of the rose flower that is rich in vitamin C. Deadheading roses prevents the formation of hips but encourages multiple blooms.
A floral cup that usually becomes enlarged and fleshy at fruiting time; the true fruits are achenes inside the hip.
Unsightly lumps at the ends of rose canes that draw wildlife to eat rose plants and leave their digested remains behind.