Photographer: Michael Clayton
Rubus idaeus L. var. strigosus (Michx.) Maxim.
American red raspberry, red raspberry, wild red raspberry
Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
idaeus: of Mount Ida in Crete where Jupiter was hidden as an infant
|Plant: ||erect to drooping, perennial, up to 7' tall shrub; first year's canes normally not rooting at the tip, a few to many fine, straight thorns with narrow bases|
|Flower: ||white to greenish, 5-parted, petals shorter than the sepals; inflorescence of 2-5 flowers in an umbel-like cluster (cyme) and also solitary fro|
|Fruit:||red, 1/4"-1/3" thick, round berry with a hollow center|
|Leaf:||3 or 5 parted into sharply toothed leaflets, underside strongly whitened with soft gray fuzz|
|Habitat: ||dry to moist; woods, fields, roadsides|