Rubus fruticosus is an aggregate species, with several hundred varieties recognized, differing in such aspects as hairiness, the colour of the flowers and fruits, and the characteristics of the prickles on the stem.
Main flower color:
All across the British Isles
Up to 3 m
Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, waste ground
Five white or pale pink ovate petals, non-overlapping, around a ring of stamens toped by brown anthers, and a central group of greenish carpels. Below is a cup-shaped calyx formed of five fused sepals
Pinnate, with three or five broad, ovate, dull-green leaflets, lined by small teeth. Leaf surfaces are sparsely hairy. Stems are armed with spines and prickles
May to August