whitebark raspberry Rosaceae Rubus leucodermis
Leaf:Alternate, compound, deciduous; young leaves typically have 5-7 leaflets while older leaves have 3; leaflets are broadly ovate and coarsely toothed, crinkly in appearance, green above and either paler green or white below with soft hairs.
Flower:Small white to pink flowers less than 1 inch across; occur singly or in clusters of 3-7 terminally or in leaf axils, appear in spring and early summer.
Fruit:Purple or black raspberries covered in a whitish bloom each 1/2 inch across; distinctly hairy; initially red but darken with age, edible and very tasty when ripe in late summer.
Twig:Round stems covered with white bloom and armed with curved, flattened prickles.
Bark:Leucodermis means "with a white skin", a reference to the whitish bark.
Form:A thicket forming shrub with arching habit (many branches arch back to the ground), grows to 6 feet tall.