Blackberry

Latin Name:

Rubus fruticosus

Manx Name:

Seneyr

Season:

June - September

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

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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