Herb latin name: Rubus lasiostylus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus lasiostylus:Fruit - raw or cooked. Palatable. An agreeable acid taste. Valueless. The red fruit is 15 - 20mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Slopes, thickets and forests in valleys at elevations of 1000 - 3000 metres in Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.
Other uses of Rubus lasiostylus: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 3°C 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 lasiostylus:Slopes, thickets and forests in valleys at elevations of 1000 - 3000 metres in Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus lasiostylus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.