Raspberry - Rubus idaeus
Tall suckering plant to 1.5 metres. Stems unbranched with weak prickles and a whitish bloom when young. Leaves pinnate, leaflets pinnate 5 to 7 oval, toothed, whitish beneath. Flowers white 9 to 11 mm long nodding in small clusters. Fruit red edible.
Open woodland, commons, embankments, heaths.
May to August.
Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Surprisingly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland as a wild plant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 235 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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