Rubus fruticosus agg.   Blackberry CCC D N

Rubus fruticosus agg.

Blackberry belongs to an apomictic set of microspecies, a fair number of which grow here in Cheshire. We also have one or two excellent botanists who can identify these microspecies accurately but I'm not one of their number. So then represents the entry we ordinary botanists must put in our notebooks when we find a blackberry bush. Rubus fruticosus agg. also represents one of the most successful colonising plants of gardens, lawns and waste land in the British Isles

Rubus fruticosus is found almost everywhere in the British Isles although there are only a few records from Shetland

Helsby, Cheshire 28th September 2004

Added on December 8th 2004, updated 20th January 2012

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