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Creeping Chinese Bramble

Rubus tricolor

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 white petals. Flowers appear in clusters at the end of stems.
Fruit:
Juicy, red, aggregated drupes.
Leaves:
The younger leaves are ovate and lightly toothed. As the leaves age, they become slightly pinnate with 3-5 lobes. The leaves are dark, shiny, crinkly and slightly leathery in appearance. The undersides of the leaves are a pale green. The leaf veins are covered in red bristles or hairs. In fact, the entire plant is covered in bristles.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The fruit are edible and taste like very sweet raspberries (the author's opinion).
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.
Habitats:
Gardens, waterside, woodland.