Purple-flowering Raspberry

Botanical Name: Rubus odoratus

Height: about 2 m

Season of bloom: July

Growing Conditions: Part shade; moist soil.

Wildlife benefits: The thin-walled fruits are taken by many birds.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

Remarks: The fruit is usually too dry and seedy for humans, but if you can find one that is perfectly grown, the flavour is delicious.

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