Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Rubus pubescens Raf.
dwarf red raspberry
Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
pubescens: with soft, downy hair
|Plant: ||perennial, 6"-20" tall, non-woody forb; main stems creeping along the ground then putting up erect stems with no prickles|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide, sepals facing downward; inflorescence of 1-3 flowers at the top and sometimes with 1 or 2 from the leaf axils; blooms May-July|
|Fruit:||small, dark-red, 1/4"-1/3" thick berry|
|Leaf:||2-5, long-stalked, 3-parted, sharply toothed|
|Habitat: ||wet; woods, bogs, cedar swamps|