Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1267

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in old fields, woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Compound: floricanes 3 leaflets/ primocanes (3)5 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rubus flagellaris   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus flagellaris   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-05-012:
Rubus flagellaris   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Dewberry, Northern Dewberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rufl_002_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060410_014

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm120407_689

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120407_707

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Floricane leaflets with margins irregular (often serrate and lobed), per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm140420_461

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Usually 2 or more flowers on a branch, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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JK Marlow    jkm140420_464

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence a flat-topped or elongate cyme, or flowers solitary, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm170429_409

April    Greenville County    SC

The 5 petals white, obovate, 1.5-2.5cm long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

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JK Marlow    jkm170429_411

April    Greenville County    SC

Stems armed with stout-based and usually recurved prickles (bristles lacking), per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm170429_413

April    Greenville County    SC

Pedicels pubescent, often stipitate-glandular. Sepals densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090716_056

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Thorns usually short, broad-based, and curved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090716_086

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Leaflets ovate to lance-elliptic, serrate or doubly serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm151008_021

October    Greenville County    SC