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Rubus trivialis

Dewberry, Southern dewberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Rubus trivialis (Dewberry)
Marcus, Joseph A.
A sprawling shrub with woody, tangled stems.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 2
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MD , MS , MO , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Maryland south to Florida, west to Texas and Kansas.
Native Habitat: Swamps, Flood plains, bottomland

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
Conditions Comments: Startling white 1 flowers followed by small berries grace the the mounds of arching canes this plant produces. The berries are favored for pies and jam. Will grow a small thicket of canes.


Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Cover, Fruit-birds, Fruit-mammals
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Last Update: 2007-01-01