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Rubus odoratusRubus odoratus

purple flowering raspberry, fragrant thimbleberry

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS WSJ

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Jun.-Sept.; rose purple
Fruit: Jul.-Sept.; dull red; berry
Fall color: pale yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 5.1-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist shady places, woodland borders, rocky ledges, rocky wooded slopes

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value

Notes

feels sticky; fruit edible; spreads by suckers



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/409.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004