Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Wineberry - Rubus phoenicolasius   Maximowicz
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DistributionMountains and upper Piedmont; also Guilford and Alamance counties. A specimen from Stokes County was from a garden.

Native of China, Korea, and Japan; in N.A. VT to IL and MO, south to GA and AR.
AbundanceUncommon to fairly common in the Mountains, except rare in the mid-north Piedmont. It is mildly invasive up North and needs to be monitored here, as it does some invading of natural habitats in the Mountains.
HabitatRoadbanks, disturbed woods, near golf course, near waterfall. Mostly in moist soils.
PhenologyFlowering May-June; fruiting June-July.
IdentificationWineberry is easy to identify, due to the white undersides of the leaflets, the abundant and soft reddish prickles, and the red berries that easily detach from the receptacle.
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)Wine Raspberry
State RankSE
Global RankG5
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