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Guest post 3: purple-flowering raspberry

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The most common native member of the rose family in Texas is the southern dewberry, Rubus trivialis, whose white flowers you haven’t yet seen in these pages. On June 27, at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts, I found a more colorful relative that’s native in the Northeast, Rubus odoratus, known as thimbleberry or purple-flowering raspberry. I saw no berries on any of the plants, but I did see a small bee on this one.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 16, 2012 at 5:59 AM

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