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Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry)
Hampton, Nan

Rubus chamaemorus

Rubus chamaemorus L.

Cloudberry, Baked Apple Berry, Bakeapple

Rosaceae (Rose Family)



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

Rubus chamaemorus is a dwarf Rubus only 12 inches (30 cm) tall, with a solitary white flower and an amber-colored berry. It is found across northern Eurasia and northern North America, south to Minnesota and New York.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Leaf: Green
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , ME , MN , NH , NY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Bog/Fen, Tundra

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: None


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.

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-01-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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