Rubus occidentalis, Blackcap Raspberry

Size: shrub, 3-6' average height at maturity, 10' spread

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 2-3" long, pinnately compound, 3-5 leaflets, each ovate, abruptly acuminate tips, doubly serrate, bright or dark green, white tomentose underside

Twigs: petiole base persistent and like a stump below bud, stems have scattered slender thorns, reddish purple, glaucus

Flowers: monoecious, white, .33-.5" across, in clusters, bloom in June

Fruit: approximately .33", black

Bark: stems often purplish