Arctic bramble is a low herbaceous perennial plant with three-fingered leaves and red-purple flowers which blooms in June and July. Its ruby red and delicious berries start to ripen in July.
Arctic bramble occurs in damp semi-open growth habitats, meadows, hills, peat forests, shore forests and groves. It can be found in the Northern Hemisphere from Alaska to Arkhangelsk.
The aromatic berry of the Arctic bramble, which has more than 200 flavouring agents, is highly appreciated and is used as an ingredient in desserts, jams, wines and liqueurs. Its flowers are used for decorating desserts. Its flower petals and leaves can be used to make herbal tea. Arctic bramble harvests are quite small, which adds to the berries’ value.
Arctic bramble is a common basic species, although it has slightly regressed, due to changes in agriculture and forestry as well as diminished wetlands.
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