trailing raspberry Rosaceae Rubus pedatus Sm. Listen to the Latin symbol: RUPE Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, palmately compound with 3-5 leaflets, 1 1/2 inch long and wide; leaflets oval or obovate with serrate margins; shiny dark green with sunken veins above, paler below.
Flower: Species is monoecious; showy white single flowers (one inch across) with 5 petals; borne on long stalks to the same height as the leaves.
Fruit: Juicy, red, soft, a very loose multiple of 1-6 drupes, ripen mid summer; sweet and edible. When picked they separate from the fleshy core forming a hollow shell.
Twig: Thornless.
Form: A very low trailing shrub or perennial herb that roots at the nodes, mostly less than 6 inches.
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Additional Range Information:
Rubus pedatus is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting trailing raspberry.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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