Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rubus occidentalis L. image
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Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Rosaceae
Rubus occidentalis L.
black-cap, black raspberry
Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
occidentalis: Latin for "western"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to arching, perennial shrub; first year's canes sometimes rooting at the tip, whitened; a few fine thorns with wide bases
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, petals shorter than the sepals; inflorescence of 3-7 flowers in a dense, umbel-like cluster (cyme) and also 1 or 2 from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruit:purple/black, 1/3" thick, round berry with a hollow center
Leaf:undivided to 3-5 parted with deep, irregular teeth; underside covered with soft gray or white fuzz
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, fields, thickets
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Rubus occidentalis L. f. pallidus (L.H.Bailey) B.L.Rob.
Rubus occidentalis L. var. pallidus L.H.Bailey

         
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