Rubus odoratus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusRubus
SpeciesRubus odoratus L.
Common Namepurpleflowering raspberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Palmate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Orbicular;Palmately Lobed; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Lobed and denticulate;Lobed and Double-Serrate;Lobed and Serrate;Lobed and Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Red ;
*Average C-Value: 4.7
C value 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Bossekia odorata Bossekia odorata (L.) Greene
Rubacer columbianum Rubacer columbianum (Millsp.) Rydb.
Rubacer odoratum Rubacer odoratum (L.) Rydb.
Rubus odoratus var. malachophyllus Rubus odoratus var. malachophyllus Fernald
Rubus quinquelobus Rubus quinquelobus Stokes

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Breathitt (KY), Clay (KY), Greenup (KY), Harlan (KY), Letcher (KY), Owsley (KY), Pike (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hancock (TN), Johnson (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Monroe (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100637014 Bell Kentucky 14 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2302
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637006 Bell Kentucky 14 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2302
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637063 Harlan Kentucky 26 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
01-438
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637055 Letcher Kentucky 04 Oct 1978 Richard H. Hannan
01-017-639
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637071 Owsley Kentucky 28 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2697
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637048 Clay Kentucky 01 Jul 1995 Kathryn Huie-Netting
46
EKY
Rubus odoratus
ETSU007685 Unicoi Tennessee 30 May 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rubus odoratus
ETSU007686 Unicoi Tennessee 21 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117288 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117299 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117307 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117309 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117293 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117302 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117311 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
31234100751724 Clay Kentucky 30 May 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2758
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100751740 Harlan Kentucky 10 Jul 1993 Bryce D. Fields
552
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100751823 Harlan Kentucky 14 Aug 2005 Amy V. McIntosh, Ron Jones, Jacob Stewart
1304
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637030 Breathitt Kentucky 26 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2592
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31234100637097 Hancock Tennessee 20 May 1979 A. J. Sharp
s.n.
EKY
Rubus odoratus
31973000018572 Sevier Tennessee
KNK
Rubus odoratus
31973000018571 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117283 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117286 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117284 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117306 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117308 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117310 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117290 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117297 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117298 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117304 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117289 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117282 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117301 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117285 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117295 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
UCHT015281 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
UCHT015280 Union Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
APSC0004571 Monroe Tennessee 08 Aug 1964 Wayne Chester
367 (3353)
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0004572 Hamilton Tennessee 25 May 1995 B. Bowen
95-078
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0004570 Blount Tennessee 01 May 1964 Wayne Chester, Dale Thomas
146 (3353)
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0080861 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0018329 Polk Tennessee 02 Jun 2011 Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes, Sunny Hart, Emily Blyveis, Aaron Floden, and Rob Shepard
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0071225 Greenup Kentucky 07 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117296 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117303 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117287 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117292 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117294 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117719 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117300 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117291 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
TENN-V-0117305 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rubus odoratus
UCHT015284 Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
UCHT015282 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
UCHT015283 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
APSC0080086 Harlan Kentucky 02 Aug 1984 John Macgregor
APSC
Rubus odoratus
APSC0052106 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Rubus odoratus
HTTU019905 Marshall Tennessee
HTTU
Rubus odoratus
HTTU015348 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Rubus odoratus
HTTU015349 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Rubus odoratus
UCHT031990 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
UCHT036302 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Rubus odoratus
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Plant Photos

Rubus odoratus - Joey Shaw
Rubus odoratus - Joey Shaw
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Milo Pyne
Rubus odoratus - Tara Littlefield
Rubus odoratus - Tara Littlefield