Herb latin name: Rubus flosculosus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus flosculosus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The red to reddish black fruit is 5--8 mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

Flowering:
July

Habitat of the herb:

Riverbanks, montane valleys, forested slopes, thickets and roadsides at elevaions of 900 - 2800 metres.

Other uses of Rubus flosculosus:

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 flosculosus:

Riverbanks, montane valleys, forested slopes, thickets and roadsides at elevaions of 900 - 2800 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus flosculosus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.