Rubus idaeus
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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.

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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.

Accepted Name:
Rubus idaeus L.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Rubus idaeus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Rubus idaeus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rubus idaeus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus idaeus photos.

USDA Plants: Rubus idaeus information.

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