Rubus occidentalis L.

Black Raspberry


CC = 3
CW = 5
MOC = 61

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Family - Rosaceae

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Leaves - No info yet.


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Rubus_occidentalis_leaflet.jpg Abaxial surface of leaflet.

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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.