Dewberry - Rubus caesius
Dewberry - Rubis caesius
Edible plant - novice
Other common names: European Dewberry, Blue Bramble, Theve Thorn
Season - Summer
Scientific name meaning: Rubus is from the Latin Rubra, meaning red. Caesius is also Latin and means light grey or blueish
Use as a food The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. It is widely considered to have a superior flavour to Blackberry.
The leaves can be used to make an infusion (tea).
Hazards None known at time of writing
Use in herbal medicine None known
If you are suffering from any ailment or need medical advice, please see your General Practitioner
Importance to other species provides a food source for pollinators, birds and mammals
Always stay safe when foraging. You need to be 100% sure of your identification, 100% sure that your foraged item is edible, and 100% sure that you are not allergic to it (it is good practice to always try a small amount of any new food you are consuming). If in doubt, leave it out!