Rosaceae
Rubus leucodermis

Blackcap Raspberry

Arching to erect bramble. Stems coated with whitish powder, many recurved thorns with wide, usually curved base. Leaf petiole 1/2–2 in., blade palmately divided into 3–5 oval leaflets shallowly lobed and toothed, underside white-hairy. Flowers few, small, white to pink, in clusters near tops of branches, 5 reflexed sepals longer than petals. Raspberries hairy, about 1/3 in. across, red turning purple to black. Grows in rocky moist areas from near sea level to alpine. Very tasty.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--7 feet
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, Steens, West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes