Sunday, June 22, 2008

Swamp Dewberry (Bristly Dewberry)

Rubus hispidus
Rose family; native
Photos taken after many days of rain so that the blossoms are bedraggled.

George helps.

"These plants and the related blackberries and raspberries (both in Rubus) are among the most important summer foods for songbirds and game birds as well as for many mammals." When clicked, these photos will open, full size, in a new window.

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8 comments:

  1. I love all the wild berries we have out here too. And what exactly is George doing. Pretty kitty. MB

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  2. I have pulled up so many dewberry vines from the back of my yard that now I wonder, why not just have a dewberry patch? They do taste wonderful!

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  3. Oh, you amaze me. These berry blossoms are gorgeous. That kitty has eyes that match his surroundings. Well done, friend.

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  4. George looks like he's having a great time!
    I know the birds need to eat but they can have the sunflower seeds I leave them and not my figs.

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  5. Mmmm, love dewberries, yum yum yum!

    Of course they aren't out yet, but we've been chowing down on mulberries and Juneberries--MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm--and teaching our grandchildren to eat them as well--and other people at the Zoo yesterday.

    Nice shots. We've had so much rain that all the flowers look a bit bedraggled and it is THUNDERING and dark so may begin raining again soon.

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  6. Not a snake in the grass, that is way too good. Not a black widow or a brown recluse. Maybe a tapeworm. Shrub, I mean.

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