Photographer: Matthew L. Wagner
Rubus flagellaris Willd.
common dewberry, northern dewberry
Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
|Plant: ||trailing, perennial shrub, low growing with stems to 8' long; first year's canes normally rooting at the tip, small thorns stout, curved to somewhat hooked, and with a wide base|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 3/4" wide; inflorescence with 1 to 5 terminal, stalked flowers often with small leaflets below; blooms May-June|
|Fruit:||black, 1/2" long berry|
|Leaf:||3-parted into toothed leaflets|
|Habitat: ||dry; woods, forests, bogs; in rocky, sandy soil|