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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Native Raspberry Rubus rosifolius - flower, leaves and ripe fruit

A few shots of the Native Raspberry, Rubus rosifolius, flowering and fruiting in my yard. The PlantNET site is down for repair at present. Normally I would link to that.
Here is a photo from the Bega Valley Native Plants website.
It confirms my ID and naming of this species.

Flower of  Rubus rosifolius
The fruit is shown as forming.
The soft leaves do not have thorns.
There are some small thorns on the stems.

Ripe fruit of the Native Raspberry.
The fruit has a slightly musky taste, to my palate.
But the Bowerbirds like them greatly.
A friend of mine, Penny, makes a lovely Native Raspberry Paste from the fruits of this plant, "gathered on the misty mountain of Jamberoo". It is delicious served with cheese and biscuits.

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