Rubus parvifolius L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P Shrub

Rubus parvifolius P. Carrington

A species wide ranging in eastern Asia, south to Australia; occasionally cultivated and rarely escaped in eastern North America. First collected in Michigan in Clinton Co. in 2013 by P. Carrington as a "low growing patch under oaks, autumn olive, etc."

The occurrence of this species in the Midwest was first noted by Widrlechner & Rabeler (1991), who described the growth habit as a “mounding tangle.” The rose-pink flowers and obtuse-tipped leaflets make this a very easily recognized plant.


Clinton County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 20, 2020.