Rubus occidentalis / Black Raspberry
A delicious native raspberry with black fruits. Stems are purplish-red with a light purple bloom. Spreading, excellent for naturalizing areas. Foliage can be used as a tea.
Rachel’s favorite of the wild Rubus species. Host plant to three moth species, including Black Arches and Copper Underwing.
Height: 3′ – 6′ Blooms: May, June Fruit: July
Siting: Average to moist/well-drained, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate