Rubus leucodermis Rubus leucodermis Rubus leucodermis
Common Name Whitebark Raspberry, Western Raspberry, Black Cap Raspberry
Latin Name Rubus leucodermis
Native Habitat Riparian, 0 to 7,000 feet in western North America
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width 6 feet x 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical, Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Small white flowers
Nature Value Animals, birds eat fruit, harbors beneficial insects
Native American Uses Fruit eaten raw or cooked, dried for later use, tea made from leaves or young shoots, half ripe fruits soaked in water for drink, blue dye obtained from fruit
Links  
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_leucodermis
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65343/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7197
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rubus-leucodermis
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Rubus+leucodermis
    Data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RULE
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RULE
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