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Raspberry (Wild)

Rubus idaeus
Raspberry (Wild)

Habitat

Found in thickets, the edges of fields, open woodlands and disturbed areas.

Description

This is a prickly shrub that can reach 6 feet tall. The leaves have a serrated edge and 3 leaflets. They have drooping white flowers that turn to red clusters of berries in summer.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers regular with 5 petals l:J
Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Shrub (Tall - 2-6 feet)
Leaf Type: Divided with many leaflets that are lance-shaped, toothed, covered in spines
Stem: Arching and thorn-covered

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