Rubus hispidus L. - Swamp Dewberry


 

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Rubus hispidus - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Rosaceae

Habitat

Acid soils. Boggy sites. Dry Black Oak savanna. Sterile spots on marsh borders.

Associates

 

 Distribution

Eastern Canada and New England, south to SC, TN, and west to IL, IA, WI.

Morphology

Trailing, woody perennial armed with slender, straight, eglandular prickles, sometimes with shorter, glandular hairs. Leaves mostly trifoliate; leaflets glossy green, the terminal usually short-petiolate. Flowers white, in a racemiform inflorescence. Fruit a blue-black cluster of drupelets remaining attached to the receptacle at maturity.

Notes

Flowers mid May to early August

Wetland indicator: Facultative Wetland

The fruit of this species is sour.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

 


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