The Salty Beach Tomatoes

A common sight on any New England beach is the beach tomato plant. This is actually an invasive species of Rose (Rosa_rugosa) that originates from Asia, but now occupies just about every beach along the coast of the north eastern United States! The rose hips resemble that of small tomatoes, but definitely shouldn’t be eaten!

Beach tomatos swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island
Beach tomatoes swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island

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