Rubus pubescens Raf.
Family: Rosaceae
dwarf red blackberry, dwarf red raspberry
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Mary Ann Feist  
Etymology: Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
Plants: perennial, 6"-20" tall, non-woody forb; main stems creeping along the ground then putting up erect stems with no prickles
Leaves: 2-5, long-stalked, 3-parted, sharply toothed
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide, sepals facing downward; inflorescence of 1-3 flowers at the top and sometimes with 1 or 2 from the leaf axils; blooms May-July
Fruits: small, dark-red, 1/4"-1/3" thick berry
Habitat: wet; woods, bogs, cedar swamps
Conservation Status: Native