Raspberry - Rubus idaeus

Description

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.

Habitat

Open woodland, commons, embankments, heaths.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

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

UK Map