Rubus phoenicolasius wineberry Rosaceae RUPH*p; Bx, bg, br, cf, hi, pb, rd, sf, vc, wv; NY, ft, hb, iw; Q, a, cu, f, ft, u; K, p; R, ah, bm, gb, ev, mls, r, wp;

Japanse wijnbes / Rubus phoenicolasius

Rubus phoenicolasius.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 8/2014).

Rubus phoenicolasius is a shrub to 2 m tall; stems arching, densely red-hairy, sticky, with a few prickles. 

Leaves alternate, 3-parted, densely white wooly below. 

Flowers white, sepals red-hairy; inflorescence branched. 

Fruit about 1 cm wide, of numerous 1-seeded red, fleshy, translucent drupes; detaches from base when ripe; bird dispersed. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Rubus phoenicolasius.wineberry canes.wineberry canes.Photo Leslie J. Mehrhoff.University of Connecticut.Bugwood.org.New York Invasive Species.info

Rubus phoenicolasius.wineberry canes.wineberry canes.Photo Leslie J. Mehrhoff.University of Connecticut.Bugwood.org.New York Invasive Species.info (Accessed 2/2017).

Frequency in NYC: Frequent. 

Origin: Asia. 

Habitat: Part-shade, second growth woods, edges, fill. Invasive, displacing native shrubs and herbs.