Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry - Bramble

The Bramble or, as many of us know it, ‘Blackberry’, is a thorny, fruiting shrub of the rose family, famous for its berries which are relished by people and animals alike. It grows well in a variety of habitats including woodlands, hedgerows, gardens and scrubland, cliffs, roadside verges and waste ground. Its dense bushes provide valuable protection for nesting birds and good habitat for a range of other small animals. White or pinkish flowers appear between May and September and juicy black fruits are visible throughout the autumn.

"Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)” by Ivar Leidus, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

Bramble has jagged-edged leaves with five to seven oval leaflets. The thick, arching stems of the scrambling plant are protected by an army of sharp thorns. Its flowers can be white or pink, turning first to green, then red, then finally blackberries.

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Scientific Name

Rubus fruticosus

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