Rubus occidentalis L.
Determiner: Nee, M. (2016-01-01)
Nee, M. 63022
United States, Wisconsin, Richland, 3.8 km E of Gotham, Button Bluff, NE of Button Cemetary along Hwy JJ
43° 13' 7" N, 90° 14' 35" W; T09N R02E sec34
Base of S-facing Wisconsin River valley bluff at edge of nearly flat agricultural field with wheat, corn or soybeans; soil sandy. Young woods of Celtis occidentalis, Prunus virginiana, Morus alba, Zanthoxylum americanum, with a few old, open-grown Quercus macrocarpa.
Common here and in brushy areas. Shrubs forming masses, arching and scrambling, to 4.5 m. long where into shrubs,but mostly less than 1.5 m. tall; the canes later in the season will root at the tips where these reach the ground. Leaves whitened beneath. Primocanes (growing in 2016) very glaucous; primocane leaves variable, some 5-foliolate, whitened beneath, the leaves on floricanes smaller and 3-folioate. The wood specimen from floricanes (growing in 2015 and 2016), brown, with light tan pith and very little wood. Voucher for wood specimens in Kw, Lw, MADw. Fruit borne on the floricanes, yellow-green, then red, then black, sweet and juicy, the druplets falling as a unit and separating from the axis.
Record Id: 49744a41-b526-4a12-bf62-552e3fea112c
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