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Rubus argutus Link
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Rubus abundiflorus, Rubus betulifolius, Rubus floridensis, Rubus floridus, Rubus incisifrons, Rubus louisianus, Rubus penetrans, Rubus rhodophyllus
USDA Symbol: RUAR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , HI , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Rubus argutus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rubus argutus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rubus argutus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-08
Research By: TWC Staff