Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Terrestrial. Roadsides, wasteland, streambanks, scrub edges.
Wetland plant indicator status rating
FACU: Facultative Upland
Occasionally is a hydrophyte but usually occurs in uplands (non-wetlands).
Erect shrub to about 2 m high with dense suckering habit, stems often growing horizontally when older. Stems are armed with numerous weak prickles. Leaves usually with 2 pairs of leaflets (occasionally 3). Leaflets are ovate, with obvious white tomentum beneath and serrate margins. The inflorescence consists of a few white flowers up to 25 mm diameter. Fruit are red or orange drupelets, up to 15 mm long.
The lower surface with dense white tomentum is characteristic of R. idaeus, the fruit (rasberries) are also familiar to most people.
November, December, January
January, February, March
N. temperate, E. Asia
rubus: From the Latin meaning bramble
Reason For Introduction
Spreads by suckers but can also set viable seed.
Seed is produced.