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Creeping Rubus Rubus pedatus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ROO-bus ped-AH-tus
Description

Five-leaved Bramble is a creeping raspberry native to moist mossy forest, meadows, streambanks and bogs in northwestern North America.  It has compound leaves with 5 leaflets, hence its common name.  

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Tags:
#boggy#riparian#meadow#stream banks#woodland#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#boggy#riparian#meadow#stream banks#woodland#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rubus
    Species:
    pedatus
    Family:
    Roseaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    They were not a popular food source for indigenous people because of their small size and short storage life.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northwestern Canada and U.S.A.
    Edibility:
    Fruits are edible and tasty fresh or cooked.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Aggregate
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Aggregate drupe small in size and very soft.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Solitary 5 petaled white flowers with petals spaced wide apart and being backward.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Compound leaves with five leaflets that are oval and toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden