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  Black Raspberries, Underhill.jpg  black raspberry cane 

 

NAME: Black Raspberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rubus Occidentalis / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

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/sour

RAW/DRY/COOK

Jul

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT:  Fruit - raw or cooked and used in pies, preserves etc. It is of variable quality, with the finest forms having a rich acid flavour. Shoots raw, peeled, or cooked like rhubarb. (1) The cane is round and smooth.

 

CAUTION: Leaves, bark, and roots used mainly as a medicinal. https://plighttofreedom.com/common-blackberry

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Roots. Leaves. A tea is made from the leaves and another from the bark of the root. Astringent;  Cathartic;  Ophthalmic;  Pectoral;  Salve;  TB;  VD.(1) Also: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1120/black-raspberry

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye - purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.(1)

 

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

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Rubus+occidentalis
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/blackberries-a-foragers-companion
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_occidentalis
  4. https://www.natureupnorth.org/justmynature/justindalaba/brambleberries-whats-difference (great photos)
  5. http://identifythatplant.com/blackberry-or-black-raspberry/