Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rubus idaeus L. var. strigosus (Michx.) Maxim. image
Photographer: Michael Clayton           

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Matthew L. Wagner

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Rosaceae
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
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Status: Native
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

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Rubus list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Rubus carolinianus Rydb.
Rubus idaeus L. f. inermis Kaufm.
Rubus idaeus L. subsp. melanolasius Focke
Rubus idaeus L. subsp. sachalinensis (H.Lév.) Focke
Rubus idaeus L. subsp. strigosus (Michx.) Focke
Rubus idaeus L. var. aculeatissimus Regel & Tiling
Rubus idaeus L. var. canadensis Richardson
Rubus idaeus L. var. gracilipes M.E.Jones
Rubus idaeus L. var. melanolasius (Dieck) R.J.Davis
Rubus idaeus L. var. melanotrachys (Focke) Fernald
Rubus melanolasius Focke
Rubus strigosus Michx.
Rubus strigosus Michx. var. acalyphacea (Greene) L.H.Bailey
Rubus strigosus Michx. var. arizonicus (Greene) Kearney & Peebles
Rubus strigosus Michx. var. canadensis (Richardson) House

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