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Rubus hawaiensis (Hawaiian blackberry)
Cressler, Alan

Rubus hawaiensis

Rubus hawaiensis A. Gray

Hawaiian Blackberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Rubus hawaiensis var. inermis


USDA Native Status: HI (N)

Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Arching canes to about 10 feet in length.
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

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



National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2015-05-08
Research By: JAM

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