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Rubus chamaemorus

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Plant Profile

Flowering Months:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Also in this family:
Acute Leaf-lobed Lady's-mantle, Alpine Cinquefoil, Alpine Lady's-mantle, Ampfield Cotoneaster, Arran Service Tree, Arran Whitebeam, Barren Strawberry, Bastard Agrimony, Bastard Service Tree, Bearberry Cotoneaster, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Bloody Whitebeam, Bramble, Bristol Whitebeam, Broad-leaved Whitebeam, Broadtooth Lady's-mantle, Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur, Bullace Plum, Bullate Cotoneaster, Burnet Rose, Catacol Whitebeam, Caucasian Lady's-mantle, Cheddar Whitebeam, Cherry Laurel, Cherry Plum, Chinese Photinia, Clustered Lady's-mantle, Common Agrimony, Common Hawthorn, Common Lady's-mantle, Common Medlar, Common Ninebark, Common Whitebeam, Crab Apple, Creeping Chinese Bramble, Creeping Cinquefoil, Crimean Lady's-mantle, Cultivated Apple, Cultivated Pear, Cut-leaved Blackberry, Damson, Devon Whitebeam, Dewberry, Diel's Cotoneaster, Dog Rose, Doward Whitebeam, Dropwort, Elm-leaved Bramble, English Whitebeam, Entire-leaved Cotoneaster, False Salmonberry, Field Rose, Firethorn, Fodder Burnet, Fragrant Agrimony, Franchet's Cotoneaster, Garden Lady's-mantle, Garden Strawberry, Giant Meadowsweet, Glaucous Dog Rose, Goatsbeard Spiraea, Gough's Rock Whitebeam, Great Burnet, Greengage Plum, Grey-leaved Whitebeam, Hairless Lady's-mantle, Hairy Lady's-mantle, Hautbois Strawberry, Himalayan Blackberry, Himalayan Cotoneaster, Himalayan Whitebeam, Hoary Cinquefoil, Hollyberry Cotoneaster, Hupeh Rowan, Hybrid Cinquefoil, Hybrid Geum, Irish Whitebeam, Japanese Cherry, Japanese Quince, Japanese Rose, Jew's Mallow, Juneberry, Lancaster Whitebeam, Late Cotoneaster, Least Lady's-mantle, Least Whitebeam, Leigh Woods Whitebeam, Ley's Whitebeam, Liljefor's Whitebeam, Littleleaf Cotoneaster, Llangollen Whitebeam, Llanthony Whitebeam, Lleyn Cotoneaster, Loganberry, Many-flowered Rose, Margaret's Whitebeam, Marsh Cinquefoil, Meadowsweet, Midland Hawthorn, Mougeot's Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Mountain Avens, Mountain Sibbaldia, Moupin's Cotoneaster, No Parking Whitebeam, Ocean Spray, Orange Whitebeam, Pale Bridewort, Pale Lady's-mantle, Parsley Piert, Pirri-pirri-bur, Plymouth Pear, Portuguese Laurel, Purple-flowered Raspberry, Quince, Raspberry, Rock Cinquefoil, Rock Lady's-mantle, Rock Whitebeam, Round-leaved Dog Rose, Round-leaved Whitebeam, Rum Cherry, Russian Cinquefoil, Salad Burnet, Sargent's Rowan, Scannell's Whitebeam, Service Tree, Sharp-toothed Whitebeam, Sherard's Downy Rose, Shining Lady's-mantle, Ship Rock Whitebeam, Short-styled Rose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Silver Lady's-mantle, Silverweed, Slender Parsley Piert, Slender-spined Bramble, Small-flowered Sweetbriar, Small-leaved Sweetbriar, Soft Downy Rose, Somerset Whitebeam, Sorbaria, Sour Cherry, Southern Downy Rose, Southern Lady's-mantle, Spineless Acaena, Spring Cinquefoil, St. Lucie's Cherry, Steeplebush, Stern's Cotoneaster, Stirton's Whitebeam, Stone Bramble, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Swedish Service Tree, Swedish Whitebeam, Sweet Briar, Symond's Yat Whitebeam, Tengyueh Cotoneaster, Thimbleberry, Thin-leaved Whitebeam, Tibetan Cotoneaster, Tormentil, Trailing Tormentil, Tree Cotoneaster, Trefoil Cinquefoil, Twin-cliffs Whitebeam, Two-spined Acaena, Wall Cotoneaster, Water Avens, Waterer's Cotoneaster, Waxy Lady's-mantle, Welsh Cotoneaster, Welsh Whitebeam, White Burnet, White's Whitebeam, White-stemmed Bramble, Wild Cherry, Wild Pear, Wild Plum, Wild Service Tree, Wild Strawberry, Willmott's Whitebeam, Willow-leaved Bridewort, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster, Wineberry, Wood Avens, Wye Whitebeam, Yellow-flowered Strawberry
Deciduous shrub
Life Cycle:
Maximum Size:
25 centimetres tall
Bogs, heathland, moorland, mountains, wetland.

White, 5 petals
A shy-flowerer. Solitary white flowers, 2 to 3cm across. Many yellow stamens. Pollinated by flies and bees.
Red berries (raspberry-like), later turning orange. The seeds mature from July to September.
The wrinkled leaves are alternate and divided into 5 to 7 lobes. Often grows amongst Bilberry. Perennial.
Other Names:
Bakeapple, Bake-apple, Baked-apple, Baked-apple Berry, Knotberry, Knoutberry, Knowtberry, Low-bush Salmonberry, Malka, Mountain Bramble, Noops, Roebuck Berry, Salmonberry, Yellowberry.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  

Other Information


Rubus chamaemorus, also known as cloudberry or bakeapple, is a perennial plant in the family Rosaceae. It is native to the Arctic and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. The plant has white or pale pink flowers that bloom in the summer and orange or red berries that ripen in the fall. It grows to be about 20 cm (8 inches) tall and prefers wet, boggy soil. The berries are edible and are often used to make jam, syrup, and liqueur. They are high in vitamin C and are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world. Rubus chamaemorus is also used medicinally for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.


Cloudberry, Rubus chamaemorus, is a low-growing shrubby plant native to northern regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. It is a member of the rose family and produces small yellow flowers in the spring followed by edible orange-red fruits in the summer. The fruits have been harvested for centuries, and are popular in Scandinavian countries where they are used to make jams, jellies, and syrups.

Cloudberry is a hardy plant, able to survive in extreme cold and wet conditions, and can even grow in the permafrost of the Arctic tundra. It is a low-growing shrub, usually growing no more than 8-10 inches tall, with delicate leaves and delicate, white flowers that give way to the small orange-red fruits. The fruits are about the size of a raspberry and have a tart, sweet flavor.

Cloudberries are extremely nutritious, containing vitamins A and C, as well as iron and calcium. They are also high in antioxidants and are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients.

The fruits can be eaten fresh, or used in a variety of recipes. They are often made into jams, jellies, and syrups, and are also used to make desserts, smoothies, and even alcoholic beverages. Cloudberries can also be dried and used in teas and other beverages.

The plant has been used for centuries by indigenous peoples in the Arctic region. It is still harvested in the wild today, but is also grown commercially in parts of Scandinavia and Russia.

Cloudberry is a unique and delightful plant, with a rich history and many uses. Its tart, sweet taste makes it a favorite among many, and its nutritional value is an added bonus. It is a versatile plant that can be used in many different recipes, and can be enjoyed fresh or dried. If you ever get the chance to try cloudberry, you should definitely give it a try!

Cloudberry is a versatile plant, with many uses and benefits. The leaves of the plant can be used as a natural dye and the roots can be made into a tea to help with sore throats. The plant is also believed to have medicinal properties and has been used to treat stomach pain, indigestion, and even fever.

The fruit of the cloudberry can also be used in a variety of ways. It can be made into jams, jellies, and syrups, used to make smoothies, or even dried and used in teas and other beverages. The fruit can also be added to salads, baked goods, and other recipes.

Cloudberry is an important part of the diet in many northern countries, and the plant has been harvested for centuries. It is still harvested in the wild today, but is also grown commercially in parts of Scandinavia and Russia.

Cloudberry is an amazing plant with a long history and many uses. Whether you’re looking for something to add to your diet, or just a unique ingredient to try, cloudberry is definitely worth a try. Its tart, sweet flavor and nutritional value make it a favorite among many, and its versatility makes it a great addition to any kitchen. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Cloudberry is a unique plant with a rich history and many uses. Not only is it a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet, but it is also a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of recipes. Its tart, sweet flavor and health benefits make it a favorite among many, and its ability to survive in extreme cold and wet conditions make it a hardy addition to any garden.

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