Rubus hayata-koidzumii

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Creeping Raspberry
Creeping raspberry.jpg
Rubus calycinoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Chamaebatus[citation needed]
Species: R. hayata-koidzumii
Binomial name
Rubus hayata-koidzumii
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Synonyms

R. calycinoides Hayata ex Koidz. non Kuntze[1]

Rubus hayata-koidzumii is probably better known by the (illegitimate) synonym Rubus calycinoides or as Creeping Raspberry. It is a low-growing member of the genus Rubus which also includes better known edibles such as the blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, and thimbleberry.

History[edit]

Originally from Taiwan where it grows at high elevations.[2]

Uses[edit]

Plants are sometimes used to form a low growing, non-invasive, semi-evergreen to evergreen ground cover.[3][2]

Fruit/Flower[edit]

Like other plants in this genus, creeping raspberries bear aggregate fruits. What this means is that each "fruit" is actually a cluster of small fruit-like parts (pistils) connected together into one mass. Creeping raspberry fruits are similar in appearance to blackberries or red raspberries, but differ in that their color is yellow to orangish-red. The edible fruits follow white flowers which are borne in early summer.[3]

Pests/Diseases[edit]

There are no known pests or diseases which affect the creeping raspberry.[2][3]

This plant can be susceptible to overwatering, however, which can cause root rot in wet or heavy soil and good drainage is important.[citation needed]

Other names[edit]

The names Rubus pentalobus[4] and Rubus rolfei[5] are sometimes used in place of R. hayata-koidzumii or R. calycinoides. There are a number of other common names including "Crinkle-leaf Creeper",[4] "Taiwanese Creeping Rubus", and "Creeping Bramble", [2] but the plant is also often simply referred to by cultivar names such as 'Emerald Carpet'.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRIN taxonomy
  2. ^ a b c d e Perennial Ground Covers by David S. MacKenzie: Rubus calycinoides
  3. ^ a b c Washington State University: Rubus calycinoides
  4. ^ a b Oregon State University Department of Horticulture: Rubus calycinoides
  5. ^ Western Kentucky University: Rubus calycinoides