Sep. 6, 2021

European dewberry, Rubus caesius

European dewberry is actually Eurasian. Its native range stretches from western Europe to western China. It is now occasional here, including an area along Bean Creek here in Lenawee County. It seems to like the top edges of the banks. From there its pale runners can cascade down. In their second year they will be covered with flowers and fruit. Quite picturesque. Hard to not welcome this immigrant. European dewberry has been reported from IA, KY, MI, NY, OH, PA, and ON. Washtenaw Co MI, 9/6/19. Rose family, Rosaceae.