Rasberry

Rubus idaeus

Rasberry Rubus idaeus

Belonging to the rose family, Rosaceae, it is also called ‘Red Raspberry’ for its clusters of lush red druplet fruits. The stems bear weak thorns, and the leaves are pale green above with a whitish down beneath, and they are divided into 5-7 finely toothed oval leaflets. The flowers have five tiny white petals which are bent backwards and are smaller than the green sepals between them.

Rasberry Rubus idaeus

It flowers May to August, and is found in shady places such as woodland and scrub, embankments, wasteland and heaths. Widespread and fairly common throughout.

Rasberry Rubus idaeus


Rasberry (Rubus idaeus). Nature reserve, Staffordshire, England. August 2013.

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Rasberry

  1. Dear Pete,

    uff i get appetite if seeing these beautiful red raspberries, inviting to jump into my water-filling mouth LOL – we also have these berries in our garden and they have a delicious taste.

    Thanks, Pete 🙂

    And have a nice Sunday
    Didi

    Liked by 1 person

      • We have blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Have 3 acres to grow fruit on. Have 5 types of fruit trees. Freeze a lot of our berries and make cobblers and cakes all year. Wish you were near – we also share a lot of our fruit.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I wish I was near also, with all that lovely, tasty fruit you grow there! It sounds so idylic. We only have a small garden, and have some strawberries growing in pots, and plan to grow some runner beans and some potatoes. I do like growing my own, but don’t always have the space.

        Liked by 1 person

Your thoughts ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s