Irish wildflowers sitemap

Photos: nr Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Chinese Bramble
Rubus tricolor
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering: June-August. Semi-evergreen prostrate shrub. Garden escape.

White flowers, single or in terminal racemes but frequently does not flower.
Red fruit, edible but tasteless.
Leaves obvate, entire or 3-5 shallow-lobed. Dark green, glossy, white-hairy
beneath. Creeping and arching shoots, covered in red-brown bristles.
Rooting stem tips. Height: To 60 cm, spread several metres.

Hedges, roadsides, woodland, waste ground. Frequently planted for ground
cover. Garden escape or discard, can be invasive. Introduced.

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