Winter Shrub ID: Wine Raspberry

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Wine Raspberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) has a stem that sets this shrub apart from other Rubus species. The round stems are densely covered with red, bristly hairs and armed with occasional prickles. Wine Raspberry has pinnately divided leaves (usually with 3 or 5 leaflets) with whitened undersides, similar to those of Red Raspberry.  As with Common Blackberry, I was able to find canes holding dried leaves well into winter.

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