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Wineberry

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Wineberry
Rubus phoenicolasius

wineberry

Life cycle: deciduous, woody shrub

overgrown wineberry
Wineberry infestation
Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

Growth habit: arching stems reach 3 to 6 ft. that can root at the tips; stems and petioles covered in dense reddish glandular hairs and prickles; leaves alternate, divided into three leaflets, broadly ovate with pointed tips, serrated margins, undersides with dense white hairs

closeup of leaves
Underside (on top) and upper leaf surfaces
Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org 

Reproduction: seeds, root sprouts, rhizomes, and stems that root where tips touch the ground; flowers have 5 white petals and produce a red raspberry-like fruit
Conditions that favor growth: common along fence rows, orchards, roadsides, and open sunny sites; seedling very common in mulched beds
Cultural control: remove young seedlings from landscape beds while they are small

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