Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wildflower of the Month/August

The Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) grows in shaded locations; throughout our region. It often grows in very thick stands. To some, it is known as the Mountain Raspberry. The large fruit is tasty, when perfectly ripe. To me; it is unappealing if it is not quite ripe enough or slightly over-ripe. There appears to be a good crop this year in Randolph County. I checked on a patch yesterday; the fruits will not be ready to pick, until next week.

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia (Southern Gateways Guides)

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