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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rubus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rubus nivalis Douglas
Habit: Perennial herb, prostrate; prickles few to several, small, +- wide-based, curved. Stem: 1--2 mm diam, not angled, glabrous, not glaucous, persisting 1 year, rooting at nodes. Leaf: generally simple, +- 3-lobed, or compound, leaflets (2)3, terminal ovate to cordate, toothed, tip acute to obtuse, abaxially glabrous; stipules 2--4 mm wide, ovate to elliptic. Inflorescence: flowers 1--2. Flower: sepals hairy, +- prickly, nonglandular; petals (4)6--10 mm, narrow-elliptic, pink to magenta (white); filaments thread-like; pistils 4--9, styles long, slender, ovaries finely hairy. Fruit: falling separately, red. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Moist semi-shaded to open areas; Elevation: 1250 m. Bioregional Distribution: nw KR (Del Norte Co.); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Lawrence A. Alice
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Rubus leucodermis
Next taxon: Rubus parviflorus
Citation for this treatment: Lawrence A. Alice 2017. Rubus nivalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42077, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.