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Creeping Chinese Bramble

Rubus tricolor

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Deciduous shrub
Maximum Size:
2 metres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
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.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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