plant-banner1

Plant Details

Rubus flagellaris

Common Dewberry, Prickly Dewberry

Scientific Name:

Rubus flagellaris

Genus:

Rubus

Species Epithet:

flagellaris

Common Name:

Common Dewberry, Prickly Dewberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Old fields, woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Colonial, with long, trailing stems and stout, curved prickles. Leaves usually have 3 leaflets, occasionally 5, and stay on late into the fall. Fruit is purple-black to black and tasty.

No Pictures Yet - Submit One!

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rubus-flagellaris/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/rubus/flagellaris/



Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

back to top
go to plant details search
go to plant images search
go to gallery home
back to Initial r Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums