Rubus occidentalis L. - Black Raspberry

Rubus occidentalis plant

Family - Rosaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Rubus occidentalis stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Rubus occidentalis leaf

Rubus occidentalis leafletAbaxial surface of leaflet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Rubus occidentalis fruits

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Open woods, bluffs, thickets.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive and tasty species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is commonly cultivated and many horticultural varieties exist. It is commonly called Black Raspberry.
R. occidentalis is easy to identify becasue of its very glaucous stems and typically 5-parted leaves. The fruits ripen at different rates and make attractive infructescences. The abaxial surface of the leaves are very whitish.

Photographs taken near the Owl's Bend campground, Shannon County, MO., 6-13-05.


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