Rubus chamaemorus, SE: Hjortron, multebär, myrbär, snåtterblomma, solbär,
DE: Moltebeere, NL: Kruipbraam, UK: Cloudberry

Scientific name:  Rubus chamaemorus L.
Swedish name:  Hjortron, multebär, myrbär, snåtterblomma, solbär
German name:  Moltebeere
Nederlandse naam:  Kruipbraam
English name:  Cloudberry, Knotberry, Bakeapple
Family:  Rosaceae, Rosväxter

Sweden Flowers
Location: Jämtland, Ragunda

Life form:  Dioecious perennial herb (rhizome system)
Leaves:  Alternate; roundish to kidney-shaped; leathery, on long leafstalks; margins with blunt teeth.
Flowers:  Single, white, 2-3 cm across,on a creeping rootlike stem
Flowering Period:  June, July
Fruits:  Consists of from 5 to 25 golden-yellow, soft and juicy drupelets, arich in vitamin C
Habitat:  Bogs, marshes and wet meadows

Sweden, Travel, Flowers, Nature
Location: Jämtland, Ragunda

Derivation of the botanical name:
Rubus, bramble, - from ruber, red, an allusion to red dye obtained from fruits of some of the species.
chamaemorus, chamae, χαμαι, on the ground, a reference to the low habit, and morus.the mulberry tree, a reference to the mulberry-like fruit.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Rubus chamaemorus are rich in vitamin C and contain high levels of benzoic acid, which acts as a natural preservative.
They are used to make treats such as jams, tarts, sauces, syrups, and liqueurs.

Flora of Sweden online
Location: Jämtland, Ragunda