Rubus canescens D.C., 1813
Common names: Woolly blackberry [En], Ronce tomenteuse, Ronce blanchâtre [Fr], Rovo tomentoso [It], Zarza cana [Es], Βάτος ο γκριζωπός, βατσινιά, βατομουριά [Gr]
Spil, MANİSA ● Turkey
Description: Sub-shrub of 1-2 m height.
The leaves are tomentose and whitish beneath; 3-5 foliates, with toothed margins, the terminal acute.
The flowers are disposed on a angular raceme; the petals are yellowish white, obovate-oblongs, the stamens white, as long as the stylus.
The fruits are aggregate drupes becoming blackish when mature.
Biology: Flowering in June-July.
Habitat: Dry places, clearings, slopes, mostly on calcareous soils.
Distribution: Southern and Central Europe, Western Asia up to Iran.