Raspberry - Rubus idaeus


    Tall suckering plant to 1.5 metres. Stems unbranched with weak prickles and a whitish bloom when young. Leaves pinnate, leaflets pinnate 5 to 7 oval, toothed, whitish beneath. Flowers white 9 to 11 mm long nodding in small clusters. Fruit red edible.

    Identification difficulty

    Open woodland, commons, embankments, heaths.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Surprisingly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland as a wild plant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 235 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map