Mostly found on alkaline soil, in Ulster and Connacht, Stone Bramble is a native, low-growing plant which bears a few white, 5-petalled flowers (8-10mm across) on slender stems. The petals are narrow and erect and there are conspicuous, pale-green sepals which tend to curl back around the flower. The flowers bloom from May to August. The leaves are divided into three lobes, the back being quite downy. The hairy stems are sometimes purple and they bear a few weak prickles, if any. The shiny fruit is scarlet with up to six segments. A perennial, Stone Bramble dies down in autumn with annual stems appearing in April. This is a member of the Rosaceae family.
I came across Stone Bramble on a hillside in the Burren, County Clare in 2013 when I took the photographs.
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