Herb latin name: Rubus alexeterius


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus alexeterius:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The yellow fruit is about 12 - 15mm in diameter with some fruits up to 20mm.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Shrub


Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flowering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Montane valleys, streamsides, waste slopes, forest clearings and margins, forested slopes at elevations of 2000 - 3700 metres.

Other uses of Rubus alexeterius:

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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Rubus alexeterius:

Montane valleys, streamsides, waste slopes, forest clearings and margins, forested slopes at elevations of 2000 - 3700 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus alexeterius:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.