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Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry Bramble)

Attributes

Height [1]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Width [1]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Moist
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera, Apomictic
Structure [1]  Shrub
Usage [1]  A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit; A fibre is obtained from the stem and used to make twine; Plants are spread by seed deposited in the droppings of birds and mammals. They often spring up in burnt-over, logged or abandoned land and make an excellent pioneer species, creating the right conditions for woodland trees to move in. The trees will often grow in the middle of a clump of blackberries, the prickly stems protecting them from rabbits;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  

Ecosystems

Predators

Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)[3]
Acalitus essigi (redberry mite)[3]
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)[3]
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)[3]
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)[3]
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)[3]
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)[3]
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)[4]
Agrilus cyanescens[4]
Agrochola circellaris (Brick)[3]
Agrochola helvola (Flounced Chestnut)[3]
Agrochola litura[3]
Alcis repandata (Mottled Beauty)[3]
Aleyrodes fragariae <Unverified Name>[3]
Allophyes oxyacanthae <Unverified Name>[3]
Altica oleracea <Unverified Name>[4]
Amphorophora rubi[3]
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)[3]
Ancylis achatana[3]
Ancylis apicana[5]
Andrena ovatula[4]
Anthonomus rubi[4]
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)[4]
Aphis ruborum[3]
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)[4]
Apolygus spinolae <Unverified Name>[4]
Aporia crataegi (Black-veined White Butterfly)[4]
Aporophyla australis[3]
Aporophyla lutulenta (Deep Brown Dart)[3]
Aporophyla nigra (Black Rustic)[3]
Araschnia levana (Map Butterfly)[4]
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix)[5]
Archips purpurana[5]
Arge cyanocrocea <Unverified Name>[4]
Arge gracilicornis <Unverified Name>[4]
Argolamprotes micella[3]
Argosarchus horridus (The Horrid Stick Insect)[6]
Astetholea pauper[6]
Atrococcus paludinus (marsh mealybug)[7]
Aulacaspis rosae (rosa scale)[7]
Biston betularia (peppered moth)[3]
Blastobasis decolorella[5]
Blepharita satura (Beautiful Arches)[3]
Bombus terrestris (Large Earth Humble-bee)[4]
Brenthis daphne (Marbled Fritillary)[5]
Byturus tomentosus <Unverified Name>[4]
Callimorpha dominula <Unverified Name>[4]
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)[3]
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)[4]
Carposina adreptella[5]
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue Butterfly)[3]
Cenopalpus spinosus[3]
Cepphis advenaria (Little Thorn Moth)[3]
Ceramica pisi <Unverified Name>[4]
Chlorissa viridata[3]
Chloroclysta truncata <Unverified Name>[3]
Choristoneura fractivittana[5]
Cilix glaucata[3]
Clitarchus hookeri (Smooth Stick Insect)[6]
Coleophora cretaticostella[5]
Coleophora potentillae[4]
Contarinia rubicola[3]
Coryneopsis rubi[4]
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)[4]
Ctenopseustis obliquana[6]
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)[4]
Dasineura plicatrix[3]
Diarsia brunnea (Purple Clay)[3]
Diarsia dahlii (Barred Chestnut)[3]
Diarsia mendica (Ingrailed Clay)[3]
Diarsia rubi (Small Square-spot)[3]
Dicallomera fascelina <Unverified Name>[3]
Dryobotodes eremita (Brindled Green)[3]
Dryophilus anobioides <Unverified Name>[3]
Dysgonia algira (Passenger)[3]
Dysstroma truncata (Common Marbled Carpet Moth)[4]
Ectoedemia erythrogenella <Unverified Name>[3]
Ectoedemia rubivora[5]
Eilema complana (Scarce Footman)[3]
Eilema lurideola (Common Footman Moth)[3]
Elaphria venustula[3]
Empis livida[4]
Empis tessellata (Dance Fly)[4]
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)[4]
Eriophyes rubicolens <Unverified Name>[3]
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)[4]
Erithacus rubecula (European Robin)[8]
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)[3]
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)[3]
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)[4]
Euplagia quadripunctaria <Unverified Name>[3]
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)[3]
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)[3]
Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie Moth)[4]
Eutorna phaulocoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Fenella nigrita <Unverified Name>[3]
Frankliniella invasor[9]
Glyphicnemis atrata[4]
Grammodes stolida (Geometrician)[5]
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)[3]
Habrosyne pyritoides (Buff Arches)[5]
Habrosyne scripta (Lettered Habrosyne)[5]
Hedya separatana[5]
Hemicrepidius niger <Unverified Name>[4]
Herminia grisealis (Small Fan-foot)[3]
Herminia tarsicrinalis (Shaded Fan-foot)[3]
Heterotoma planicornis[4]
Hypena rostralis (Buttoned Snout)[3]
Hyppa rectilinea (Saxon)[3]
Idaea biselata (Small Fan-footed Wave Moth)[3]
Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave)[3]
Idaea fuscovenosa (Dwarf Cream Wave Moth)[4]
Idaea straminata (Plain Wave)[3]
Idaea sylvestraria (Dotted Border Wave)[3]
Incurvaria rubiella[5]
Lacinipolia patalis[5]
Lampronia corticella <Unverified Name>[3]
Lampronia rubiella <Unverified Name>[3]
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)[3]
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)[5]
Lasioptera rubi[4]
Leptophyes punctatissima (Speckled Bush-cricket)[3]
Lindbergina aurovittata[3]
Lithophane hepatica[3]
Lithophane ornitopus[3]
Lithophane semibrunnea (Tawny Pinion)[3]
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)[4]
Macrophya montana <Unverified Name>[4]
Macropsis fuscula <Unverified Name>[3]
Macropsis scotti[3]
Macrosiphum rosae rosae[3]
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)[4]
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)[3]
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)[4]
Megalopyge lanata[5]
Meganola albula <Unverified Name>[3]
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)[3]
Meligethes aeneus <Unverified Name>[4]
Menesta tortriciformella[5]
Mesoleuca albicillata (Beautiful Carpet Moth)[5]
Metallus albipes <Unverified Name>[3]
Metallus pumilus <Unverified Name>[3]
Micrarchus hystriculeus (The Lesser Spiny Stick Insect)[6]
Monophadnoides ruficruris <Unverified Name>[3]
Myathropa florea <Unverified Name>[4]
Neoascia podagrica[4]
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)[3]
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)[3]
Noctua janthina (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)[3]
Nomada alboguttata[4]
Olethreutes concinnana[5]
Olethreutes furfuranum[5]
Omosita depressa <Unverified Name>[4]
Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing Moth)[3]
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)[3]
Orthosia miniosa (Blossom Underwing)[3]
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Swallow-tailed Moth)[3]
Pechipogo plumigeralis <Unverified Name>[3]
Pegomya rubivora (raspberry cane maggot)[3]
Pelosia muscerda (Dotted Footman)[3]
Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Raspberry Clearwing)[5]
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)[4]
Phragmidium violaceum[4]
Phyllocoptes gibbosus <Unverified Name>[3]
Phyllocoptes gracilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Pieris brassicae (Large White)[4]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[4]
Planotortrix excessana (Greenheaded leafroller)[5]
Platynota idaeusalis[5]
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)[3]
Polia trimaculosa[3]
Polymixis lichenea <Unverified Name>[3]
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)[4]
Priophorus morio[3]
Pristiphora denudata <Unverified Name>[3]
Prodotis stolida <Unverified Name>[3]
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)[4]
Resseliella fruticosi[3]
Resseliella theobaldi[3]
Rhyacia simulans (Dotted Rustic)[3]
Rhynchites germanicus[3]
Ribautiana cruciata[3]
Ribautiana debilis[3]
Ribautiana tenerrima[3]
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)[3]
Schreckensteinia festaliella (blackberry skeletonizer)[5]
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)[5]
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine planthopper)[6]
Sparganothis directana[5]
Spilosoma luteum <Unverified Name>[3]
Stenurella melanura[4]
Stigmella aurella <Unverified Name>[4]
Stigmella auromarginella <Unverified Name>[3]
Stigmella splendidissimella <Unverified Name>[4]
Strophosomus capitatus[3]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[8]
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)[4]
Sylvia borin (Garden Warbler)[4]
Sylvia communis (Common Whitethroat)[4]
Synanthedon vespiformis (Yellow-legged Clearwing)[3]
Syndemis musculana[4]
Tenthredo temula <Unverified Name>[4]
Thrips obscuratus <Unverified Name>[6]
Thrips vulgatissimus[3]
Thyatira batis (Peach Blossom Moth)[5]
Tischeria aenea[5]
Tischeria longiciliatella[5]
Tischeria marginea[5]
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)[3]
Trichius fasciatus (Bee Chafer)[3]
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)[8]
Udea flavidalis[6]
Udea lutealis <Unverified Name>[4]
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)[4]
Xanthia aurago (Barred Sallow)[3]
Xanthia citrago (Orange Sallow)[3]
Xanthia gilvago (Dusky-lemon Sallow)[3]
Xanthia icteritia (Sallow)[3]
Xanthia ocellaris (Pale-lemon Sallow)[3]
Xanthia togata (Pink-barred Sallow Moth)[3]
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)[3]
Xestia ditrapezium <Unverified Name>[3]
Xestia sexstrigata (Six-striped Rustic)[3]
Xestia triangulum <Unverified Name>[3]
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)[3]
Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)[3]
Xylotoles laetus[6]
Zanclognatha tarsipennalis <Unverified Name>[3]

Providers

Pollinated by 
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)[4]
Andrena ovatula[4]
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)[4]
Aporia crataegi (Black-veined White Butterfly)[4]
Araschnia levana (Map Butterfly)[4]
Bombus terrestris (Large Earth Humble-bee)[4]
Empis livida[4]
Empis tessellata (Dance Fly)[4]
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)[4]
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)[4]
Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie Moth)[4]
Glyphicnemis atrata[4]
Hemicrepidius niger <Unverified Name>[4]
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)[4]
Meligethes aeneus <Unverified Name>[4]
Myathropa florea <Unverified Name>[4]
Neoascia podagrica[4]
Nomada alboguttata[4]
Omosita depressa <Unverified Name>[4]
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)[4]
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)[4]
Stenurella melanura[4]
Tenthredo temula <Unverified Name>[4]
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anthonomus rubi (Strawberry Blossom Weevil)[4]
Coleophora potentillae[4]
Coryneopsis rubi[4]
Lasioptera rubi (Blackberry Stem Gall Midge)[4]
Phragmidium violaceum (Violet Bramble Rust)[4]
Stigmella aurella <Unverified Name>[4]
Shelter for 
Acrocephalus palustris (Marsh Warbler)[4]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[4]
Emberiza citrinella (Yellowhammer)[4]
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)[4]
Locustella naevia (Common Grasshopper Warbler)[4]
Sylvia atricapilla[4]
Sylvia borin[4]
Sylvia communis[4]
Sylvia curruca (Lesser Whitethroat)[4]
Troglodytes troglodytes (Winter Wren)[4]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by R. Pankhurst, 2009, IOPI Global Plant Checklist in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999) 3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 4Ecology of Commanster 5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 6New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 8Birds and berries: a study of an ecological interaction. Calton, Great Britain, Snow B.K., Snow D.W., 1988, T & AD Poyser. 268 p. 9Species of Frankliniella Trybom (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from the Asian-Pacific Area, Chin-Ling Wang, Feng-Chyi Lin, Yi-Chung Chiu, and Hsien-Tzung Shih, Zoological Studies 49(6): 824-838 (2010)
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