The fruits are formed from the ripened ovaries of the flowers, and contain the seeds. All roses produce hips, but the form and color varies from species to species. They vary from round to urn-shaped, and range in color from a bright orange-red to a dark crimson. The fruits of the Scotch or burnet rose (R. pimpinellifollia) are purplish-black. The fruits are distinctive enough to be used to identify a particular rose species even when it is not in bloom. Photograph by Corey Eilhardt.