|Scientific Name||Rubus deliciosus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUDE|
|Common Name||Boulder Raspberry||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24910|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (4400 to 11000 ft.); roadsides, hillsides, scrubland.
Plant: Perennial shrub, 2 to 3 feet tall; arching branches do not have spines; new stems are reddish.
Leaves: Deciduous bright green rounded (orbiculate to reniform), lobed leaves 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 inches across; edges have irregular teeth.
Inflorescence: Single flower on each stem up to 2 inches across, 5 white petals with yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to August.
Fruit: Raspberry-like green to purple hemispherical fruit, very seedy and bitter. "Deliciosus" is a misnomer.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest, and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County