Rubus laciniatus

    Alt Name
    Parsley-leaved Bramble
    Cut-leaf Bramble
    Fern-leaved Bramble

    A scrambling deciduous shrub with robust stems that have prickles. The leaves have deeply-divided margins.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with cultivation but establishes and persists in the wild.

    When to see it

    Flowering in summer with berries ripening in autumn.

    Life History

    Deciduous shrub.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional in the wild in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was only recorded in 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map