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The roses in this image are obviously blooming, and no rosehips are to be
seen (the flowers in the image are Rosa canina, to be specific). As
a child, I was unaware that roses are the flowers that produce rosehips.
In German, those are called “Hagebutten”, which is quite
distinct from “Rosen”, the German word for Roses, and so I
thought that “Hagebutte” was the name of a certain species
(or genus, or whatever I thought back then). When I was conceptualizing
this image, it would have been nice to use a photo of some shrubs of
blooming Hagebutten as a backdrop, since I like the word, but, alas,
there is no such thing as blooming Hagebutten shrubs. But I can still use
an image of blooming roses as a backdrop for an image I call
“Hagebutte”. Because, who could stop me?