Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2598

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

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

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

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous or somewhat evergreen
Compound: floricanes 3 leaflets/ primocanes 5, palmate
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely tinted pink)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
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 trivialis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus trivialis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-05-014:
Rubus trivialis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry


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image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rutr_001_lvd

        

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    s050227_e

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Leaves persistent & turning red in winter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170327_321

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170327_322

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170327_324

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170327_325

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170327_328

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm170331_316

March    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Inflorescence reduced, normally to a single flower per branch of the floricane, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm150407_167

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm150407_170b

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pedicels 2.5cm or more long. Petals 1.5-2.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm150407_176

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm150407_177

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sepals 5-7mm long, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm141031_511

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm141031_513

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaflets lanceolate-ovate, acute, margins sharply or doubly serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm141031_518

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm141031_518b

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Stem bristling with straight red-purplish hairs along w reddish [prickles], per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


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image of Rubus trivialis, Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry

JK Marlow    jkm141031_519

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Primocanes prostrate, creeping, or low-arching, rooting at tip and/or nodes, per Weakley's Flora.