Page author: David Giblin
Rubus leucodermis
blackcap raspberry, dark raspberry, whitebark raspberry
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to southern California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Fields and open to wooded hillsides, from low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Well-armed, deciduous perennial with erect to arching, glaucous stems, 1-3 m. long, the prickles numerous, stout, hooked, up to 6 mm. long.

Leaves:

Leaf blades trifoliate, greenish and glabrous above and white-woolly beneath, the leaflets ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-8 cm. long, irregularly doubly-serrate, or shallowly lobed and doubly-serrate.

Flowers:

Flowers 2-7 in an umbel-like raceme, the pedicels woolly and prickly; calyx wooly and glandular, the 5 segments narrowly lanceolate and pointed, reflexed; petals 5, white, spatulate, shorter than the sepals; stamens 70-100, glabrous; pistils numerous.

Fruits:

Drupelets coherent, coming free from the receptacle, reddish-purple to black, the fruit up to 12 mm. broad.

Accepted Name:
Rubus leucodermis Douglas ex Torrey & A. Gray
Publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1: 454. 1840.

Synonyms:
Batidaea sandbergii Greene
Melanobatus leucodermis Greene
Rubus hesperius Piper
Rubus leucodermis Dougl. var. bernardinus Greene
Rubus leucodermis Dougl. var. trinitatis berger
Rubus occidentalis var. leucodermis Focke
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Rubus leucodermis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rubus leucodermis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus leucodermis photos.

USDA Plants: Rubus leucodermis information.

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