Posted by Morley Hayes on 5th September 2021 in Blogging | brambles,winter,blackberries,raspberries
With more than 300 different microspecies recognised in the UK and visible across our countryside, it may just be time for us to bramble on about brambles.
Primarily known for their most-common fruits, blackberries and raspberries, brambles also produce lesser known fruits such as dewberries, boysenberries and loganberries. If the fruits aren’t enough of a giveaway you can also spot a bramble by its thorny, arching stems that grow up to 2m or more, or their distinctive pink or white flowers.
Five petals and many stamens? The name’s Fruticosus. Rubus Fruticosus – otherwise known as the common blackberry.
During the 18th and 19th centuries,...