dewberry Rosaceae Rubus flagellaris
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