Wineberry

We opportunistically gathered Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) on our last field excursion. Wineberry is in the genus Rubus, along with raspberries and blackberries. Wineberries have a mild raspberry flavor & are quite juicy! We froze a few pints & made a Wineberry syrup to stir into yogurt. Ah summer! 

 

Wineberry harvest

Wineberry harvest

Wineberry is easy to distinguish from other species in the genus Rubus. Note the distinctive, glandular red hairs covering the stem & calyx  & the bright red fruit.

Wineberry is easy to distinguish from other species in the genus Rubus. Note the distinctive, glandular red hairs covering the stem & calyx  & the bright red fruit.

Three-foliate leaf structure of Wineberry. 

Three-foliate leaf structure of Wineberry.