Plant Profile

Rubus phoenicolasium: Wineberry

Family: Rose

Location: Blue Ridge Parkway

Bloom Period: May–July

Habitat: Rocky, hilly areas, thickets

Alien

Interesting Facts:

  • Shrub with maple-shaped leaves red/brown stems.
  • Flowers resemble roses, but have very long sepals.

Fruits very tart; seeds and fruits are a source of food for songbirds and gamebirds.