Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Rosaceae
Rubus odoratus (Thimbleberry)
Flower colorpink
Number of petals5
Petal statefree
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginserrate
Leaf/leaflet shapestar-shaped
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorred/orange
Flowering datesmid-June
Fruiting datesmid-July
HabitatTalus slopes
LocalityParking lot at the Half-way House in Skinner State Park.
DescriptionA shrub 2 to 5 feet tall with maple-like 3- 5 lobed leaves that are 4 - 7 inches wide. The flowers are 1- 2 inches across and are a deep rose purple. The sepals have glandular hairs. The orangish colored fruit pull off the flower receptacle leaving a white core.
Habit photoKBS
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