Rubus odoratus purple-flowering raspberry Rosaceae RUOD; Bx, pb, sf, vc; NY, ct; Q, a, cu (Greller 1985); R, gb (planted);

Rubus (Accessed 8/2014).

Rubus (Accessed 8/2014).

Rubus odoratus is a shrub to 2 m tall, stems dark-glandular hairy, widely branched, thornless.

Leaves alternate, broad, to 20 cm wide, with 3-5 triangular lobes, irregularly toothed.

Flowers pink-purple to 6 cm wide, sepals densely purple-glandular-hairy; blooms June-Aug.

Fruit red, 1 cm wide, dryish, bland, individual fruitlets often falling separately; ripens July-Sept.

Wetland status: NL.

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent

Origin: Native.

Habitat: Moist open woods, part shade, rocky woodland edges. Often planted also. Soil pH 5-6. Tolerant of shade. Moderately tolerant of drought, soil compaction. Intolerant of flooding (Hightshoe 1988).