Irish wildflowers


Photographs: nr Kealkil, Co.Cork


Salmonberry
Rubus spectabilis
Dris álainn
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering: June-July. Deciduous shrub. Introduced. Garden escape.

Solitary large pink-purple flowers, orange berries.
Trifoliate leaves with oval, toothed leaflets.
Erect stems, weakly spined below. Vigorous, suckering shrub,
often forming large thickets. Height: To 2m.

Woods, hedgerows, roadsides. Established garden escape.
Most frequent in Northern Ireland.
     
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