Herb latin name: Rubus flagelliflorus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus flagelliflorus:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Climber

Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flowering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Waste places on hills, rock cliffs, slopes and valleys at elevations of 900--1500 metres.

Other uses of Rubus flagelliflorus:

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 flagelliflorus:

Waste places on hills, rock cliffs, slopes and valleys at elevations of 900--1500 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus flagelliflorus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.