Rubus ulmifolius - Rubus ulmifolius

Alt Name
Elm-leaf Blackberry
Description

This species,  sometimes known as Elm-leaf Blackberry, has a silvery indumentum on the underside of the leaflets, small, dry fruits and round pink flowers which appear later than many other members of this group. The arching thorny stems can form quite dense bushes.

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Habitat

Hedgerows and occasionally woodland.

When to see it

Flowering around August.

Life History

Deciduous shrub.

UK Status

Widespread southwards from the Midlands but less common in the north of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland – it is the most frequent bramble in VC55. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 463 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map