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Sprengel's Bramble - Rubus sprengelii

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Species Description

Widespread and locally frequent throughout the UK, being most common just North of Manchester. It is absent from much of Scotland but it's probably under-recorded. Habitat includes: woodland, heaths (among Heather and Gorse) etc.

Found on a dry shaded bank underneath trees. Most likely Rubus sprengelii Weihe (Sprengel's Bramble) but looks quite like Rubus insectifolius Lefèvre & P.J. Müll. (Insect-leaved Bramble?) but leaf serrations aren't right. Also to Rubus longithyrsiger Lees ex Focke in leaf shape and serrations.

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Brambles of the British Isles