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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.