Blackberry

Latin Name:

Rubus fruticosus

Manx Name:

Seneyr

Season:

June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick, Langness, Glen Maye, South Barrule, Ballaugh Curraghs, Silverburn River, Maughold, Glen Auldyn, Glen Mooar, Archallagan, Calf Sound, Glen Rushen, Slieau Whallian, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Chibbanagh, Glen Helen, Silverdale Glen, Bradda Head, Niarbyl, Ballannette, Conrhenny Plantation, Calf of Man

Blackberry bushes or "brambles" can be found in hedgerows all over the island. In late summer, these untidy-looking flowers give way to blackberries.

The Manx name for blackberry is "Seneyr".

In folklore, blackberries were often planted on graves to prevent the dead from rising.
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