Rubus laciniatus Willd.
Family: Rosaceae
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Stems coarse, scrambling to several m, strongly armed with flattened, recurved prickles; lvs evergreen, primarily (3)5-foliolate, the lfls laciniately cleft or again compound and cleft, the lower side evidently hairy but green; fls numerous in cymose panicles; cal-lobes usually prickly; pet pinkish to sometimes white, usually trifid; fr ┬▒elongate, 1-1.5 cm thick; 2n=28. European cultigen, sparingly naturalized from Mass. to Minn. and southward. June-Aug.

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Rubus.

Flowering: mid June to early July

Habitat and ecology: Introduced from Europe, this species has been found growing along rivers and railroads.

Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native

Etymology: Rubus is the Latin name for bramble and also means red. Laciniatus means "divided into narrow lobes."

Author: The Morton Arboretum