raspberry Rosaceae Rubus idaeus
Leaf:Alternate, pinnately compound leaf with 3 to 7 serrated leaflets, 5 to 8 inches long, green above and nearly white below, very fine prickles or glandular hairs on petiole.
Flower:Greenish, with very small white petals that fall away quickly, not showy, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Juicy, red, multiple of drupes, ripen in late summer, very tasty. When picked they separate from the fleshy core forming a hollow shell.
Twig:Arching round "canes" that are bristly hairy to slightly prickly and reddish green. Canes do not root at the tips.
Bark:Brown and scaly on oldest canes.
Form:Arching canes that may reach 3 to 5 feet high, often forming dense tangles.