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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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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;
Height [1]  9.84 feet (3 m)
Width [1]  39 inches (1 m)
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Protected Areas


Byturus tomentosus <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


External References

USDA Plant Profile



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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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License