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:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flowering:
June

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 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. 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.