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Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Native and cultivated raspberries are appreciated for their abundant fruit, but they provide many other landscape functions. Their open flowers make them accessible to a wide range of native pollinators and they can colonize and stabilize soils in many disturbed conditions. Wild Red Raspberry has seeds that are widely spread by birds and animals and can last in the soil up to 100 years. Due to the plant’s adaptability it is found in many habitats including roadsides, abandoned pastures, woodland edges and wetlands.