Rubus lasiococcus A. Gray
Roughfruit Berry, Dwarf Bramble
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: rula2
Trailing, thornless, freely rooting, leafy stems and short erect stems bearing 1 leaf and 1-2 white flowers.
Rubus comes from the Roman word for “bramble”; species of this large and complicated genus are more often shrubs or formidable patches of thorny brambles than low creepers. There are perhaps 15 Rubus species throughout the West, variously called blackberries, raspberries, or thimbleberries. Through hybridization and selection, many horticultural varieties have improved the berries. However, berries found in the wild are equally sweet, juicy, and flavorful.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall. Stems creeping to trailing.
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to northern California.
Native Habitat: Thickets and woods.
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.
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Removal of bramble under live oaks and replacing with groundcover
September 26, 2007
We have several large live oaks on the front of our 12 acre property in Hockley, Texas. Under and around each oak is an extensive amount of bramble which we would like to remove so that we can enjoy ...
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National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 lasiococcus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rubus lasiococcus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rubus lasiococcus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-12
Research By: TWC Staff