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Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis

Rubus allegheniensis Porter var. allegheniensis

Allegheny Blackberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Rubus allegheniensis var. plausus, Rubus allegheniensis var. populifolius, Rubus attractus, Rubus auroralis, Rubus fissidens, Rubus longissimus, Rubus nigrobaccus, Rubus nuperus, Rubus pennus, Rubus rappii, Rubus separ


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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