Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)

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The blackberry or bramble should be familiar to everyone. The berries appear from August until October, and are made up of many small drupelets. They're high in vitamin C and vitamin K, and can be freely gathered from almost any hedgerow in Britain. They're delicious microwaved with a little sugar, or can be made into jams, jellies or wines. The leaves are rich in anti-oxidants and can be made into a herbal tea.