Herb latin name: Rubus adenophorus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus adenophorus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 12mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Mountainous regions, valleys, sparse forests, forest margins and thickets at low to medium elevations.

Other uses of Rubus adenophorus:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3C 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 Rubus adenophorus:

Mountainous regions, valleys, sparse forests, forest margins and thickets at low to medium elevations.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus adenophorus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.