The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 16

Rubus chamaemorus L English: Ripe cloudberry, knoutberry Spanish: Mora de los Pantanos Estonian: rabamurakas Portuguese: Amora-ártica Turkish: gülgiller Catalan: Móra vermella Rubus chamaemorus is a rhizomatous herb native to cool temperate, alpine, arctic tundra and boreal forest. Unlike most Rubus species, the cloudberry is dioecious, and fruit production by a female plant requires pollination from a male plant. The cloudberry grows to 10–25 cm high. Flowers 4-6 white leaves, female and male flowers. Leaves The leaves alternate between having 5 and 7 soft, handlike lobes on straight, branchless stalks. Fruit consisting of between 5 and 25 drupelets, each fruit is initially pale red, ripening into an amber color in early autumn. Fruits are golden-yellow, soft and juicy, and are rich in vitamin C. When eaten fresh, cloudberries have a distinctive tart taste. When over-ripe, they have a creamy texture. Authors Henri Kaseväli , Jarmo Pihl