Purple-flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus Linnaeus  Synonyms: Rubacer odoratus.

Status:

Native to the eastern U.S. In Maryland, found primarily in the mountains.

Description:

Unlike most raspberries, this species has showy, rose-purple flowers and fruit that is generally not considered tasty. Leaves are large, simple, and maple-shaped. Stems are perennial (vs. biennial in many other Rubus) and lack thorns or prickles. Flowers from June to September. (J. Hill/MNPS)

There are 35 records in the project database.

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Purple-flowering Raspberry blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/12/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Purple-flowering Raspberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

A close-up of blooming Purple-flowering Raspberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/12/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

A Purple-flowering Raspberry in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/10/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Purple-flowering Raspberry in Washington Co., Maryland (7/12/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Flowering Raspberry blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/12/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Purple-flowering Raspberry in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Purple-flowering Raspberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Seth Metheny. (MBP list)


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