Rubus pedatus

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Rubus pedatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Rubus
Species: R. pedatus
Binomial name
Rubus pedatus
Banks & Sol. ex Lowe

Rubus pedatus is a species of raspberry known under the common names Five-leaved bramble, Strawberryleaf Raspberry and Creeping Raspberry. It is a low shrub or herb with thorn-less creeping stems. The leaves are alternate, deciduous, divided into 5 leaflets (hence the name) each coarsely toothed. The flowers are white, 1–2 cm across, and occurs singly on slender stalks. The fruits are bright red, and consist of small clusters of drupelets, sometimes as few as one drupelet per fruit. The fruits are edible. It is found in moist mossy forests, glades, stream banks and bog forests on the pacific coasts of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.

References[edit]

  • Pojar, Jim and MacKinnon, Andy. Plants of Coastal British Columbia. Lone Pine Publishing. 1994. Page 79