Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves alternate, pinnate (3), rougly serrate with an acuminate tip, lighter on the underside and green above
  • Fruit is an aggregate of drupes
  • Shade intolerant
  • Twigs are red or purple with recurved spines and a glaucus bloom that forms a white cast that can be rubbed away (much less prickly than R. allegheniensis)
  • Sourced during a field lab in Fall 2011


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