Herb: Dwarf Raspberry
Latin name: Rubus acaulis
Synonyms: Rubus arcticus acaulis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Medicinal use of Dwarf Raspberry:The leaves are astringent and have been used in the treatment of diarrhoea.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp soils.
Edible parts of Dwarf Raspberry:Fruit - raw or cooked. Richly flavoured, it is similar to R. arcticus but with smaller and more numerous drupelets.
Other uses of the herb:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of Dwarf Raspberry:Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Damp soils.
Known hazards of Rubus acaulis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.