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Rubus plicatifolius
Scientific classification
Genus:
Rubus
Species:
plicatifolius
Synonyms

Rubus plicatifolius is a North American species of dewberry in the rose family. It is found in eastern and central Canada (Qu├ębec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland) and in the eastern and central United States (from Maine south to Virginia, west as far as Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri).

Rubus plicatifolius is a prostrate shrub trailing along the surface of the ground, with straight (not curved) prickles. Leaves are compound with 5 egg-shaped leaflets, plaited and yellowish. Flowers are in elongated groups of several flowers. Fruits are cylindrical rather than spherical.

The genetics of Rubus is extremely complex, so that it is difficult to decide on which groups should be recognized as species. There are many rare species with limited ranges such as this. Further study is suggested to clarify the taxonomy.

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