Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

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Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Common in the Mountain region of North Carolina, this is one of our easiest to recognize Rubus species, with large palmately lobed leaves and colorful petals.

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

This is our only representative of the subgenus Anoplobatus (flowering raspberries).

Buncombe Co., NC 7/8/06.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

The showy flowers are deep pinkish-purple.

Buncombe Co., NC 7/8/06.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Flower detail. The edible fruits are shaped like flattened thimbles.

Buncombe Co., NC 7/8/06.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Bark detail. On older stems, the bark peels (exfoliates).

Buncombe Co., NC 7/8/06.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Exfoliating bark.

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

More information:
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Connecticut Wildflowers
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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