wine raspberry Rosaceae Rubus
phoenicolasius Maxim. symbol: RUPH
|Leaf: Alternate, palmately compound, typically 3, heart-shaped, serrated leaflets, glandular red hairs and small spines on petiole.
Flower: Greenish with small white petals, small reddish hairs present, appears in late spring to early summer, not showy.
Fruit: Juicy, red to orangish red, multiple of drupes, may have fine hairs, ripen mid summer. When picked they separate from the fleshy core forming a hollow shell.
Twig: Arching "canes" covered in red gland tipped hairs, initially green but later turning red, canes root at tip.
Form: Arching canes reach 4 to 6 feet high and often form thickets.
Looks like: raspberry
- Alleghany blackberry
- black raspberry
| Additional Range Information:
Rubus phoenicolasius is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting wine raspberry.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson