Rubus spp. L. (Rosaceae)

Common Names
Blackberry, brambleberry, dewberry, raspberry.

A prickly, shrubby or viny perennial that produces 5-petaled, white flowers. Fruit is either black or red.

Flowering Period
May to August.

Old fields, waste lands, pastures, fence rows, forest borders.

Bark, fruit, leaves, root, and root bark.

The roots and rhizomes of this plant have been used as astringents because of their high tannin content. In Appalachia, a tea made of roots is used to stop secretions. A fruit juice and wine made from the berries is used to control diarrhea. A tea made form the bark of wild raspberry is used to control dysentery.

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