Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Indeed, this wild plant, the wineberry, Rubus phoenicolasius, is rampant! Introduced in the 1890s to the US as breeding stock for raspberry breeders. It has tasty berries and thus is highly sought by birds and mammals (including me) which results in it spreading widely. It is very vigorous and invasive and is considered a threat to native woodland plants.

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