Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1271

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it on moist roadsides, thickets & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Magenta
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Inflorescence a compound, flat-topped cyme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
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 odoratus   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus odoratus var. odoratus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-05-001:
Rubus odoratus   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple-flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry


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image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm0405e_31

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    s040503_a

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Only Rubus in the Carolinas consistently without thorns & with simple leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm0407h_06

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm0507e_03b

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

image of Rubus odoratus

Ron Lance    rwl_rubus_odoratus

July?    Jackson County    NC

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm120815_684

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Dense flattened clusters of small single-seeded fleshy fruits (drupes), per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_675

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_675b

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sepals triangular-ovate and caudate [that is, with a tail-like appendage], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_677

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves 10-30cm wide and long, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_679

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruit about 2cm wide, not very flavorful, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm170818_652

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Inflorescence a compound, flat-topped cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4345

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Peduncles, pedicels and calyx covered with gland-tipped red trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus odoratus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rubus_odoratus

September        

Petals rose-purple, obovate, from 0.6 to 1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm061104_051

November    Swain County    NC

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Leaves palmately lobed with 3-5 triangular, irregularly toothed, divisions, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Rubus odoratus

JK Marlow    jkm061104_056

November    Swain County    NC

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Glandular hairs on twigs and petioles, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.