Scientific Name: Rubus trivialis
Common Names: Southern Dewberry
Dewberry, also known as Southern Blackberry, is a member of the Rose Family (Rosaceae). Native to North America, it grows in full sun to part shade usually to a height of 1'. It is a trailing, sprawling, thorny, shrub looking more like a vine than a shrub. The flower head appears singly at the terminal end of a stem. Five cup shaped petals surround the center disk which is covered with prominent, elongated stamens. The petals are spaced widely apart, rounded and broad on the outer edge, and narrow at the point where they meet. Fruit provides nectar for butterflies and other insects. "Blackberries" are a favorite with wildlife and people. Berries can be used to make jams and jellies. Forms of Dewberry have been cultivated. Dewberry thickets provide excellent cover for songbirds and other small wildlife.
Bloom Color(s): white
Plant Height: 12 inches
Leaf Retention: deciduous
Bloom Period: March to April
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit: Subshrub,Vine
Sightings: Alden Bridge, Branch Xing, Crownridge
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