Long-flowering blackberry

Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
  Blackberry   Kitsemurakas      Rubus nessensis
It grows at road, field and forest verges and on ditch banks. It is a frost-hardy forest understory plant, tolerates shadowy habitats, prefers a soil rich in organic matter and has a patchy distribution.
The blackberry is a shrub with biennial upright or arched stems. This year’s shoots are greenish, sparsely covered with small thorns and have alternately placed compound leaves with 5-7 leaflets. The shoots of the second year are greyish-brown and the leaves have three leaflets.
They flower for a long time, until August. The flower stalks are hairy, the flowers white and sparse, five to ten together in a cyme with a diameter of up to a few centimetres.
Similar to the dewberry that grows in the western counties and also to the blackberries cultivated in gardens.
Spreads readily vegetatively.




My Nature Calendar

Help to do Looduskalender.ee better - send Your observations about nature.