Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma
Rubus hispidus L.
bristly dewberry, swamp dewberry
Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
|Plant: ||trailing, perennial shrub; first year's canes normally rooting at the tip, small thorns thin and mostly straight|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of several to many short-stalked flowers in raceme-like cluster; blooms June-Aug.|
|Fruit:||reddish-black, sour berry|
|Leaf:||3 or 5 parted into toothed leaflets; dark green and shiny|
|Habitat: ||swamps, acidic woods, bogs|