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Wild Red Raspberry
Rubus idaeus

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Other common names: Red Raspberry

Other scientific names: Rubus carolinianus, Rubus idaeus, Rubus melanolasius, Rubus neglectus, Rubus strigosus

French names: Ronce du Mont Ida

Family: Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Group: Raspberries/Blackberries

Distinctive features: Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) - Stems have far fewer prickles and are very glaucous.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Toothed

Edible: The fruits are delicious.

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 241    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 232   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 67 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Wild Red Raspberry leaves.

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

The stems of Wild Red Raspberry are glaucous and have a lot of small prickles.

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)


Range map for Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)