Herb latin name: Rubus thibetanus
Synonyms: Rubus veitchii
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus thibetanus:Fruit - raw or cooked. The purplish black or dark red fruit is about 16mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets, forest margins, roadsides, slopes, ravines and dry places at elevations of 900 - 2100 metres.
Other uses of Rubus thibetanus:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - requires stratification, is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as early as possible in the year in a cold frame and stratify for a month at 3°C if sowing later than February. 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. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring.
Cultivation of Rubus thibetanus:Thickets, forest margins, roadsides, slopes, ravines and dry places at elevations of 900 - 2100 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus thibetanus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.