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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Rubus occidentalis

Plant of the day: Rubus occidentalis black raspberry

Black raspberry has first-year canes that have a whitish bloom that can be rubbed off (they are glaucous). The compound leaves have three leaflets that are white-hairy on their undersides. Although the canes of this species are well-armed and difficult to penetrate, the tas ...

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