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Bramble

Rubus fruticosus

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 petals of white or pink, sepals down-turned in fruit, 3cm wide.
Fruit:
The berries are commonly known as 'blackberries'. Dark purple to black aggregated seeded drupelets.
Leaves:
Compound leaves, 3 -7 toothed leaflets.
Maximum Size:
3 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Tea can be made from the leaves. The shoots and berries are edible. The berries are soft, juicy and tasty and can be eaten raw, made into jelly, used in salads, or made into tea or cordial. The berries are high in fibre, manganese and vitamins A, C and K.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bly, Brambleberry, Bramble-kite, Brameberry, Brombeere, Brummel, Caneberry, European Blackberry, Hindberry, Scaldhead, Shrubby Blackberry, Wild Blackberry.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, scrub, wasteland, woodland.