Washington Flora Checklist
A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Washington State
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Rubus spectabilis Pursh [Draft FNA9]

Origin: Native

Voucher: WTU (view specimen records)

Notes: Draft FNA9: "Rubus spectabilis is a thicket-forming shrub that has large and desirably edible fruit, and is used as an ornamental primarily for its robust, showy flowers. It is naturalized in parts of western Europe. It remains unclear as to whether the name Rubus menziesii Hooker, and possible combinations by Focke based on this name (R. ursinus var. menziesii), Greene (Parmena spectabilis), and S. Watson (Rubus spectabilis var. menziessii) apply to R. spectabilis or R. ursinus."


Photo © Ben Legler
(from WTU Image Collection)

Taxon treatment authored by Sarah Cooke, Peter F. Zika; last updated 5/29/2014 by David Giblin
Parmena spectabilis Greene
Rubus franciscanus Rydb.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. fransiscanus (Rydberg) J. T. Howell
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. spectabilis
Rubus stenopetalus Chamisso

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