Rubus trivialis Michx. - Southern Dewberry
Family - Rosaceae
Flowering - March - April.
Habitat - Dry open hammocks, old fields, deciduous forests, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found throughout most of Alabama. The plant is one of the most common species of Rubus in the state. The large white flowers can be seen along nearly every roadside in the spring. The trailing stems and single-flowered peduncles make this species fairly easy to identify. A similar species, R. flagellaris, is less common in Alabama. This latter species has trailing stems that lack hispid hairs and peduncles that are typically unarmed.
Photographs taken in Lowndes County, AL., 4-9-05.