Herb latin name: Rubus xanthocarpus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Rubus xanthocarpus:

The entire young plant is used in medicine. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Stony places. Roadsides, slopes, forests and rocky ravines at elevations of 600 - 3200 metres in Anhui, Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.

Edible parts of Rubus xanthocarpus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. It is also used for making jams, jelly and wine. Raspberry flavoured. The orange-yellow fruit is about 15mm in diameter.

Other uses of the herb:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

Propagation of Rubus xanthocarpus:

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 the herb:

Stony places. Roadsides, slopes, forests and rocky ravines at elevations of 600 - 3200 metres in Anhui, Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.

Known hazards of Rubus xanthocarpus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.