Mystery plant 031

This plant can be found throughout the eastern half of North America as well as in the Pacific northwest area.  When you can identify it, please leave a comment with both the scientific and common names of the plant.  You are welcome to also leave a comment sharing any personal connection you have with this plant.


Early spring growth


Group of plants in summer season


Flower buds (left) and blossom (right)




Developing fruits


Ripening fruits


Harvested fruit


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Purple-flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

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3 Responses to Mystery plant 031

  1. Tony Ward says:

    Wild raspberry. Rubus odorata!

    • Angelyn says:

      Tony, you are “oh-so-close.” This is Purple-flowering raspberry which has the scientific name of Rubus odoratus. I once had the opportunity to taste the berries and found they do have a mild flavor. (Field guides indicate the berries are “tasteless.”) I’d like to try a whole handful of these at one time to give them a real taste test.

  2. jennifer says:

    when youre out walking/hiking, theyre tasty!

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