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Rubus phoenicolasius (Japanese Wineberry)

Synonyms: Rubus phoenicolasius var. albiflorus; Rubus trifidus var. tomentosus

Wikipedia Abstract

Rubus phoenicolasius (Japanese Wineberry, wine raspberry, wineberry or dewberry) is an Asian species of raspberry (Rubus subgenus Idaeobatus) in the rose family. It is native to China, Japan, and Korea. The species was introduced to Europe and North America as an ornamental plant and for its potential in breeding hybrid raspberries. It has subsequently escaped from cultivation and become naturalised and sometimes invasive in parts of Europe and North America.
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Invasive Species

Rubus phoenicolasius, commonly known as Japanese wineberry is native to temperate Asia; it is widely naturalised in temperate regions of the world. It was introduced into the USA in 1890 as breeding stock for new raspberry and blackberry cultivars, but escaped from cultivation and is listed as invasive in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. A vigorous shrub, it can form dense thickets covering large areas in invaded habitats displacing native plants. It is found in forests, wood, riparian areas, savannas, prairies and fields.
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Height [1]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Width [1]  39 inches (1 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [1]  Shrub
Usage [1]  A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Allegheny Portage Railroad Nat'l Hist. Site National Historic Site III 1152 Pennsylvania, United States
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway V 73611 North Carolina, Virginia, United States
Bluestone National Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 3517 West Virginia, United States
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park V 9316 Virginia, United States
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Gauley River National Recreation Area V 10157 West Virginia, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge VI 3161 New Jersey, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Morristown National Historical Park VI 1677 New Jersey, United States
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States


Byturus tomentosus <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault




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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access