Rubus ulmifolius (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: bramble / blackberry
  • German: Brombeere
  • Dutch: braam / braambes
  • Swedish: björnbär
  • Danish: brombær
  • Norwegian: bjørnebær
  • Icelandic:


  • French: ronce / mûre
  • Italian: rovo / mora
  • Spanish: zarza, zarzamora, cambrón / mora, zarzamora
  • Catalan: esbarzer, abatzer, romeguer, romeguera / móra
  • Portuguese: silva, silveira, sarça, amoreira silvestre / amora, amora da silva, amora silvestre
  • Romanian: rug-de-munte, mur, mur de mirişte / mură


  • Russian: ежевика; ожина (Ukraine); ажина (Caucasus)- ježevika; ožina (Ukraine); ažina (Caucasus)
  • Polish: jeżyna, ożyna, ostrężyna
  • Czech: ostružiník / ostružina
  • Slovak: ostružina
  • Bulgarian: къпина - kăpina
  • Croatian: kupina
  • Serb:
  • Slovenian:
  • Macedonian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian: gervuogė
  • Albanian: ferrë / manaferrë, ferrëmanë
  • Greek: βάτος, βατομουριά / βατόμουρο, βατσινόμουρο, βάτσινο; βαβάτσινο (Cyprus) - vatos, vatomouria / vatomouro, vatsinomouro, vatsino; vavatsino (Cyprus)
  • Turkish: böğürtlen
  • Maltese: tuta tal-għollieq
  • Hungarian: szeder, vadszeder
  • Finnish: vatukka, karhunvatukka
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

This species is the one mostly collected from the wild, and sometimes cultivated. The names and uses extends to many species of Rubus with drupelets adhering to the axis. See also Rubus loganobaccus.

  • French
    • This is the usual mûre in French. The same name is also given to the fruit of Morus spp. When it is necessary to distinguish them, the last is termed mûre de mûrier, whereas the fruit of Rubus spp. is termed mûre de ronce. But these are more explanations than names.