purple flowering raspberry Rosaceae Rubus odoratus
Leaf:Alternate, simple, maple-like, 3 to 5 lobes, coarsely serrated, hairless to velvety hairy, 5 to 10 inches long, green above.
Flower:Very attractive, purple, 5 petals, 1 to 2 inches across, appear in early summer.
Fruit:Multiple of drupes, red, dry and tasteless, ripen in mid to late summer.
Twig:Thornless, but more or less bristly hairy, leaf bases remain on twigs in the fall. Twig tips usually die back in winter.
Bark:Light brown, older stems exfoliate into papery strips.
Form:Rambling shrub that may reach up to 5 feet tall.