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Berry Unknown discovered by Killick67 (#7177)

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Observed: August 9, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Posted on: August 10, 2015 @ 11:46 AM (diff: 1 days)
Looking to see if someone knows the type of berry.

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By Lessa on 8/11/2015 11:00:52 AM

Those look like raspberries to me. There are several species of wild raspberry in the province, these look like Rubus pubescens to me.. a little smallish, probably due to our cool, wet July.

By Killick67 on 8/11/2015 2:15:58 PM

Thanks Lessa, 
I think you may be right.  They just struck me odd due to the fact that I haven't seen them before. thanks for your imput. 

By Lessa on 8/11/2015 2:28:54 PM

The more common raspberry on the island is Rubus idaeus (sometimes called Rubus strigosus) and is the one that grows more on "canes" that you see in old fields/along trails. This is the species that is normally cultivated. The fruits on this one hang down, while the ones you found are oriented a little differently on the plant and are a brighter red. I'm sure they taste just as good, but double check your plant against a good field guide before you sample any berries!

By Killick67 on 8/11/2015 3:24:17 PM

Great Advise!!! Thanks again for the response.

By Robert LeBlanc on 8/19/2015 10:15:16 AM

Hello. I just joined the NL nature site this morning. I was doing some browsing and came across this. The berry in the picture is in fact Rubus pubescens, or the plumboy as it is sometimes known locally. I do a lot of fieldwork thoughout NL and come across it all the time. Tasty little berry!

By sam on 8/22/2015 4:11:09 PM

Good responses on that one. they are in this area also. We call them wild plums. they're very tasty, and every time I see them , no matter what I'm doing , I take the time to grab a few!!

By Killick67 on 8/24/2015 10:07:05 AM

Thanks all for the responses.  Much appreciated.  I went back to get a taste of them but unfortunately they were dried up.  Guess I'll mark the spot and hopefully I'll get a taste next year. 
Cheers Brian

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