Rubus spectabilis   Salmonberry I

Rubus spectabilis flower Rubus spectabilis fruit Rubus spectabilis leaves

This is an introduced plant from north America which has spread for parks and gardens into the wild. Unlike our common bramble species this tall shrub flowers in spring and by early May had largely finished flowering. It has few prickles and is largely glabrous.

It has a patchy distribution with little to be found in southern England. There are a large number of records for the north of England mid and north east Scotland but it has escaped most successfully in northern Ireland.

Valley of River Bollin, 3rd May 2007

Added on 20th February 2008, updated 22nd January 2012

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