White Bryony - Bryonia dioica
Tall climbing or scrambling hairy plant to 4 metres, with coiled tendrils. Leaves palmately 5-lobed. Flowers greenish white with darker veins 10 to 18 mm. The female in small lateral clusters, the male on a separate plant in drooping racemes. Berries green at first, then yellow, orange and ripe when red (but not edible).
Hedgerows, woodland margins and scrub on calcareous and base rich soils.
May to September.
Fairly common in England but much less so in Scotland and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 203 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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