dewberry Rosaceae Rubus
|Leaf: Alternate, palmately compound, 3 to 5 serrated leaflets, 3 to 7 inches long, rachis prickly, green above.
Flower: White, 5 petals, 1 inch across, appearing late spring to early summer..
Fruit: Juicy, black multiple of drupes 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, ripening in late summer.
Twig: Slender, round, green to red, stout, curved prickles.
Bark: Near the base of plant the stem will split and peel, turning light brown.
Form: Prostrate, flattened, spreading shrub
Looks like: Alleghany blackberry
- prickly Florida blackberry
- black raspberry
- multiflora rose
| Additional Range Information:
Rubus flagellaris is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting dewberry.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson