Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1270

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mtns & NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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

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

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed, glabrous, glaucous, with scattered prickles

LEAVES:
Compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Inflorescence corymbiform, few-flowered

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Rubus occidentalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus occidentalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-05-004:
Rubus occidentalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rubus occidentalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Raspberry


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image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ruoc_001_lvd

        

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_ruoc_003_lvd

        

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm200602_5565

June    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm200602_5566

June    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Fruit separating from the receptacle, the receptacle remaining on the pedicel, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_039

July    Mitchell County    NC

Hedgerow

Leaves ternately compound, densely white-tomentose beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_043

July    Mitchell County    NC

Hedgerow

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_044

July        

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_045

July    Mitchell County    NC

Hedgerow

Lateral leaflets sessile or on petiolules 1-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_049

July    Mitchell County    NC

Hedgerow

image of Rubus occidentalis, Black Raspberry

JK Marlow    jkm090706_057

July    Mitchell County    NC

Hedgerow

Pedicels with stout curved prickles, per Weakley's Flora.