Herb latin name: Rubus biflorus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus biflorus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The yellow fruit is pleasantly flavoured. Sweetish. The fruit is about 20mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3.5 m
(11 feet)

Flowering:
July

Habitat of the herb:

Scrub, forest edges and open slopes, 1800 - 3300 metres. Valleys, riversides, slopes, roadsides, thickets, forests and forest margins at elevations of 1500 - 3500 metres.

Other uses of Rubus biflorus:

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 biflorus:

Scrub, forest edges and open slopes, 1800 - 3300 metres. Valleys, riversides, slopes, roadsides, thickets, forests and forest margins at elevations of 1500 - 3500 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus biflorus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.