Herb: Bush Lawyer


Latin name: Rubus moorei


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Bush Lawyer:

Fruit - raw or cooked and used in pies, preserves etc. A delicious tangy flavour but it contains a lot of hard seeds which can be annoying. The fruit is up to 25mm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain rainforests.

Other uses of Bush Lawyer:

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 Bush Lawyer:

Mountain rainforests.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus moorei:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.