Rubus hispidus L.
Family: Rosaceae
bristly dewberry,  more...
[Rubus compos L.H.Bailey,  more]
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
Plants: trailing, perennial shrub; first year's canes normally rooting at the tip, small thorns thin and mostly straight
Leaves: 3 or 5 parted into toothed leaflets; dark green and shiny
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of several to many short-stalked flowers in raceme-like cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: reddish-black, sour berry
Habitat: swamps, acidic woods, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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