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Rubus idaeus L.
American red raspberry, Wild Red Raspberry
USDA Symbol: ruid
Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) has small flowers, prickles on stem, and compound leaves with 3 or 5 leaflets.
The Wild Red Raspberry is a member of the family Rosaceae which includes about 2000 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs worldwide; approximately 77 native and 9 naturalized tree species and many species of shrubs and herbs in North America; including service-berries (Amelanchier), hawthorns (Crataegus), apples (Malus), plums and cherries (Prunus), and mountain-ashes (Sorbus).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: AB
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies
Warning: Plant has thorns or prickles.
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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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff