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Rubus leucodermis

Rubus leucodermis Douglas ex Torr. & A. Gray

Whitebark Raspberry, Black Raspberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: rule

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

Black Raspberry (R. leucodermis) has recurved thorns, small white flowers whose sepals are longer than the petals, compound leaves, and black fruits.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Leaf: Green
Fruit: Aggregated drupelets.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CA , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed 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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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