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Rubus spectabilis


Branching to 4m tall, from branching rhizomes, often forming dense thickets; twigs zigzag, hairless, with scattered prickles, bark golden-brown. Leaves are alternate, deciduous, usually with 3 leaflets, dark-green, sharply toothed. Flowers are pink to red to reddish-purple (an unusual colour, perhaps closest to magenta), large (about 4cm) 1-2 or occasionally up to 4, on short branches. Fruits are yellow or reddish, mushy raspberries, edible but reviews range on flavour.


Moist to wet places (forests, disturbed sites) often abundant along stream edges, avalanche tracks and in wet logged areas; at low to subalpine elevations.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago


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Whistler Resort Municipality, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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