Dewberry - Rubus caesius


    Weak, sprawling sub-shrub stems round, slightly prickly, unridged with a whitish bloom. Leaves trifoliate. Flowers white, occasionally pink, 20 to 25 mm in small clusters. Fruit black, with a waxy bloom.

    Identification difficulty

    Damp habitats, scrubby areas and grassland, often on limestone.

    When to see it

    Flowers May to September.

    Life History

    Perennial shrub.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales although less common further west, and infrequent in the north of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 102 of the 617 tetrads.

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