Bramble agg. - Rubus fruticosus agg.


There are hundreds of similar species of Bramble in this complex, which really require an expert to identify them. Our illustrations are shown to represent the group. Scrambling shrub, with long arching thorny branches that of root at the tip. Flowers white or pink 20 to 30 cm the edible fruit is the familiar Blackberry.

Identification difficulty

Waste ground, hedgerows, woodland, etc.

When to see it

May to November.

Life History


UK Status

Bramble is very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common as a group in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was sub-divided so no figure can be given.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map