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leslie Wylie
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Strange fruit Reply with quote

I was in Co Wicklow this week (Glenview Hotel) while out for a walk I noticed what looked like raspberries growing wild. On closer examination they were very low growing but did not have the leaf or growth of a raspberry. When pulled the fruit came off the plant just like raspberries, what could they be?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds like Rubus tricolor



On the right side of the raised bed you will see a sprawling plant, this is Rubus tricolor, also known as Chinese bramble.
It has red prickly (not sharp, just abrasive) stems with glossy leaves, hairy beneath.
It produces white flowers in summer for me, and red fruit after..
Grows like mad. Wink

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