Vascular Plants - Rosaceae - Rubus:
Rubus idaeus
American red raspberry 
Blooms: May - July
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Distribution: Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to California and North Carolina.
Habitat: Stream banks and open, moist or dry woods to rocky slopes in the mountains, often on talus.
Species Description:

General: Strong perennial 1-2 m. tall, more or less bristly and prickly, otherwise glabrous or pubescent, the bark yellow to cinnamon-brown, peeling.
Leaves: Leaves alternate, usually trifoliate, the leaflets ovate-oblong to broadly lanceolate, 4-10 cm. long, irregularly biserrate, green and glabrous on the upper surface, usually gray-woolly beneath.
Flowers: Flowers several, 1-4 per axil, forming a leafy, racemose inflorescence; calyx somewhat woolly to bristly-glandular, the 5 lobes reflexed, lanceolate, 4-8 mm. long; petals 5, white, ascending, narrowly oblong, 4-6 mm. long; stamens 75-100, glabrous; pistils numerous, styles slender
Fruits: Drupelets weakly coherent to form a red raspberry, finely short-woolly.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Rubus idaeus L.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Rubus idaeus
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Rubus idaeus specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Rubus idaeus specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Rubus idaeus treatment.

E-Flora BC: Rubus idaeus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus idaeus images.

USDA Plants Database: Rubus idaeus.
Additional photographs of Rubus idaeus:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Craig Althen, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Robert L. Carr, 2012

Robert L. Carr, 2012

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015
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