Rubus arcticus, SE: Åkerbär, DE: Allackerbeere,
NL: Poolbraam, UK: Arctic Bramble

Scientific name:  Rubus arcticus L.
Swedish name:  Åkerbär
German name:  Allackerbeere
Nederlandse naam:  Poolbraam
English name:  Arctic Bramble, Arctic raspberry
Family:  Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter

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Location: Ragunda, Jamtland

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  Height: 10–25 cm (4–10 in.). Stem glossy, spineless. Lacks runners.
Leaves:  Trifoliate, dentate
Flowers:  Pink–purple, 6-9 petals, Calyx 6–9-lobed. Stamens many.
Flowering Period:  June, July
Fruits:  Dark brownish red, very aromatic and begin to mature in August
Habitat:  Pastures, meadows, farmland

Rubus arcticus,Åkerbär,Allackerbeere, Poolbraam, Arctic Bramble
Location: Ragunda, Jamtland

Derivation of the botanical name:
Rubus, bramble, - from ruber, red, an allusion to red dye obtained from fruits of some of the species.
arcticus, "of the arctic".
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Carl von Linné considered the Arctic raspberry a great delicacy in his Flora Lapponica (1737).
The berries are used to prepare jam, jelly, juice, etc.

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Location: Ragunda, Jamtland

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