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Rubus parviflorus is a dense shrub up to 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) tall with canes no more than 1.5 centimeters (0.59 in) in diameter, often growing in large clumps which spread through the plant’s underground rhizome. Unlike most other members of the genus, it has no prickles. The leaves are palmate, up to 20 centimeters (7.9 in) across, with five lobes; they are soft and fuzzy in texture. The flowers are 2 to 6 centimeters (0.79 to 2.4 in) in diameter, with five white petals and numerous pale yellow stamens. The flower of this species is among the largest of any Rubus species, making its Latin species name parviflorus (“small-flowered”) a misnomer.

Flower Family: Rose
Scientific Name: Rubus parviflorus
Usual Color: White