Rubus tricolor   Chinese Bramble I

Rubus tricolor whole Rubus tricolor flower Rubus tricolor fruit

This introduction from China doesn't always flower so it was and excellent discovery to see that there were both flowers and fruits on this shrub. The flowers and fruits are bramble like but the leaves are very distinctive and make this Rubus species easy to identify.

Although there is little to be found in Scotland and Ireland it has escaped successfully in the north of England and occasionally in the south where this one was seen.

Ham River Lands, Island near Teddington Lock, 7th July 2007

Added on 21st february 2008, updated 23rd January 2012

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