Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

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Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

Wineberry is a thicket-forming, invasive exotic roadside shrub, introduced from eastern Asia. Common in the Mountains, Wineberry also occurs in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Also known as Wine Raspberry, this plant is easy to identify by its rounded leaflets and bristly stems with red, glant-tipped hairs. This plant is flowering.

Macon Co., NC 5/14/06.

Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

The leaflets are glaucous beneath.

Macon Co., NC 5/14/06.

Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

Flower detail.

Galax, VA 6/14/03.

More information:
Delaware Wildflowers
Invasive.org
PCA Alien Plant Working Group
Virginia Tech Dendrology
Wisconsin Invasive Plant Species

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

cwcook@duke.edu

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