Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.
Scientific name: Rubus hispidus L.
Common name(s): bristly dewberry, swamp dewberry, running swamp dewberry
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- can root at the tips
- three leaflets
- narrow at the base
-generally flowers in July in ME
-meadows and fields
Wildlife Benefits :
-fruits are eaten by many birds
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Rubus Hispidus L.” Rubus Hispidus (Bristly Blackberry, Swamp Dewberry): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/rubus/hispidus/.