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Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis, Dris Šlainn
Photographs: Kealkil, Co. Cork

Salmonberry
Rubus spectabilis
Dris Šlainn
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering: June-July. Deciduous shrub. Introduced.

Solitary large pink-purple flowers are followed by tasteless orange berries. Trifoliate leaves have 3 oval, toothed leaflets, the terminal leaflet the largest. The erect stems are weakly spined below. A vigorous, suckering shrub, often forming large thickets. Height to 2m.

An established garden escape in woods, hedgerows and on roadsides. Most frequent in the north of Ireland.

Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis, Dris Šlainn

Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis, Dris Šlainn
Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis, Dris Šlainn

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