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Rubus fruticosus (Bramble or blackberry flowers)


By Pride

Rubus fruticosus (Bramble or blackberry flowers) (Rubus fruticosus)

Edible Uses
Fruit; Leaves; Root and New Shoots.
Fruit either raw or cooked. The best plants have delicious fruits there are a range of types, because of this it is possible to obtain ripe fruits from late July to November. The fruit is also made into syrups, jams and other preserves. If the fruit is eaten before it is ripe and soft it can cause stomach upset.
Root - cooked. The root should be neither to young nor too old and it requires a lot of boiling.
A herble tea can be made from the dried leaves. The young leaves are best for this.
Young shoots can be eaten raw. They are harvested as they emerge through the ground in the spring, peeled and used in salads.

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Nice photo Pride.....

18 Jun, 2009


Are these plants invasive ?I thought I did read in an article somewhere they were.

24 Aug, 2010

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