Rubus flagellaris – Northern Dewberry
Attracts birds, butterflies, bees and other showy insects. Produces edible berries that are delicious when ripe. The berries can simply be eaten raw or used for various baking purposes. Does well in meadow habitat.
Height : 1-6 feet Spread : 5-15 feet
Light : Full sun to part shade Water : Dry to moist
Soil : Sand, loam Zone : 3-9
Leaves : Leaves are green with doubly-serrated edges. They are displayed on leaflets with 3-5 each grouping
Stem : Older stems are brown and woody with some prickles. Young stems are green with scattered prickles
Flower : Small but beautiful white flowers in mid-spring to early summer
Fruit : Delicious, edible dark purple berries maturing in late summer.
Habit : Woody vine that spreads along the ground or climbs nearby objects