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Rubus aculiferus

Rubus aculiferus L.H. Bailey

Thorny Dewberry

Rosaceae (Rose family)


USDA Symbol: RUAC5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3011 - SOME SPERMATOPHYTES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA (Continued) (1940) Merritt Lyndon Fernald

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rubus aculiferus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rubus aculiferus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rubus aculiferus


Record Modified: 2023-05-11
Research By: CBR

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