West Highland Flora

Stone Bramble


Rubus saxatilis

 

Rubus saxatilis

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2001 Suardal, Skye

Occasional on rocks, particularly limestone

Flower diameter c 9 mm, fruit c 10 mm across

ID: Like Bramble but low and creeping, leaves always trefoil, spines very weak and often absent from stretches of stem, fruit with larger and fewer segments, no more than 6 (the one in the pic on left has just 1; this is a tatty and late specimen but is the only fruit pic I have at present.)

Other features: Petals no longer than sepals.  Plant spreads by long creeping runners which root and produce the short upright flowering stems.

 

Rubus saxatilis

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Lower left flower 11 mm across

  Rubus saxatilis

Photo Carl Farmer
4 May 2002 Suardal, Skye
 

Flowers after petals fall   Young leaves


  Rubus saxatilis

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2001 Suardal, Skye
 

 
  Mature leaves  
     

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