Rubus trivialis

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Scientific Name Rubus trivialis USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Southern Dewberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Mainly in dry or sandy soils; fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas.
Plant: Trailing vine often rooted at nodes, growing through/around other brush; twigs with reddish, usually glandular hairs and small, scattered prickles.
Leaves: Alternate, palmately-compound, with 3 to 5, coarsely-toothed leaflets elliptic to narrow-ovate, twice as long as broad, 1-1/2 to 3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Solitary flowers with 5 white to pink petals, many pistils and stamens.
Fruit: Black fruit 1/2 to 1 inch long; immature fruit is red.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and
Texas Status

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