PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Dewberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Rubus flagellaris / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  northern dewberry, common dewberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

RAW/PEEL/COOK

Spring

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

Jul

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked in pies, preserves etc. A rich flavour. Young shoots - peeled and eaten raw. They are harvested as they come through the ground in spring and whilst they are still young and tender. (1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Root. Leaves. Antihaemorrhoidal;  Antirheumatic;  Astringent;  Stimulant;  Tonic;  VD.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye. A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit. A black dye is obtained from the green twigs.(1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rubus+flagellaris
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/have-dewberry-will-travel
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewberry (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_flagellaris (species)
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/dewberry.html (good photos)
  5. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/thimbleberry.aspx  (good photos)