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Rubus pedatus
strawberry bramble, strawberry-leaf raspberry

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon, east to Alberta, Idaho, and Montana.

Habitat: Moist areas, open banks to dense forests, near sea level to timberline

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Mat-forming, unarmed perennial, the stems herbaceous, stolonous, rooting at the nodes; flowering stems erect, short, up to 2 cm. tall, with 1-3 leaves.


Leaves with prominent, brownish, entire stipules, the blades long-petiolate, palmately divided into 5 leaflets; leaflets obovate, doubly serrate, 1-3 cm. long.


Flowers solitary on filiform peduncles 2-6 cm. long; calyx nearly glabrous, the 5 lobes narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 5-11 mm. long, toothed near the tip; petals 5, white, oblong, equaling the sepals; stamens numerous; pistils 3-6, glabrous.


Drupelets red, somewhat coherent; seeds 4 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Rubus pedatus Sm.
Publication: Pl. Icon. Ined. 3: plate 63. 1791.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ametron pedatum (Sm.) Raf.
Comaropsis pedata (Sm.) DC.
Dalibardia pedata Stephan.
Psychrobatia pedata (Sm.) Greene
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Rubus pedatus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rubus pedatus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus pedatus photos.

USDA Plants: Rubus pedatus information.

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