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Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis (Dwarf raspberry)
Weyand, Phyllis

Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis

Rubus arcticus L. ssp. acaulis (Michx.) Focke

Dwarf Raspberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Cylactis arctica ssp. acaulis, Rubus acaulis, Rubus arcticus var. acaulis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CO , ME , MI , MN , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Woodland, Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Riparian, Bog/Fen

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Use Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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