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Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (Michx.) Focke
Grayleaf red raspberry, Red raspberry
Synonyms: Rubus strigosus
USDA Symbol: RUIDS2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Commonly forming broad colonies, red raspberry is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub, 3-6 ft. tall and between 6-12 ft. wide. Erect branches become arching, purplish-red canes armed with prickles. Bright-green, summer foliage is pinnately compound, becoming red and purple in fall. Loose clusters of five-petaled flowers are followed by round, downy, red raspberries.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Red Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Nf. to AK, s. to NC mts., IN, extreme n.w. MO, NE, WY & mts. of NM, AZ & CA Native Habitat:
Wet bogs & woods to dry, wooded slopes & clearings USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Variable.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Very high for songbirds, game birds, and large and small mammals. Use Food:
of the Wild Red Raspberry is delicious fresh or in various jams or jellies. As well, a mild tea can be brewed from the leaves. (Strickland) Conspicuous Flowers:
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Edible Plants for a Virginia Rain Garden
October 21, 2009
Can you recommend edible plants that would be appropriate for use in a rain garden? I'm located in Charlottesville, VA, but this can be in general as well.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff