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Dewberry features green coloring and hairy prickles, and as they age, they become woody and brown.

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Dew Berry - Rubus Trivialis

Dewberry is a popular fruiting shrub that grows throughout North America and Northern Europe. This plant is part of the rose family, which has over 250 subspecies. Dewberry is closely related to blackberry and raspberry, which are also part of the rose family. Like its cousins, the dewberry shrub produces delicious fruit that can be eaten raw, baked into pies, or turned into jam. Dewberry shrubs flower between June and September. Their berries emerge in late March or April. When ripe, the berries are dark purple to black in color. Although they are sometimes mistaken for blackberries, dewberries are sweeter and have fewer seeds than blackberries. Dewberries are a popular food among humans and many animal species, including birds, raccoon, mice, and opossum.

Like other members of the rose family, dewberry shrubs are quite hardy. They thrive in hardwood forests, fields, and meadows. A unique feature of dewberry shrubs is their stems, which can sprout roots if they arch over and touch the ground. Most species of dewberry are dioecious, which means that the plants are either male or female. Shrubs reach a height between 1.5 – 7 Ft. tall when fully grown. The leaves are lobed or compound in shape, and they have five petals. The shrub's flowers are usually large and white. The petals are long and round, and they are sometimes pointed at the end. The dewberry's stems are biennial, and they are either arch-shaped or branched. They're often blue in color and can have a gray-toned waxy bloom. Although all variety of dewberry produces berries, some species produce sweeter berries than others. Because of their hardy nature and delicious berries, dewberry shrubs are often grown commercially.

Their durability and delicious berries also make dewberries popular for cross-breeding. The most common combinations are dewberries with raspberries or blackberries. Hybrid dewberry-raspberry shrubs produce berries that are less sweet than raspberries but slightly sweeter than dewberries. The berries produced by dewberry-blackberry hybrid plants look and taste quite similar to dewberry shrubs, but they're lighter in color.

 

Wild Dewberry Plants are a must have for your home or garden.  The young stems of this plant are usually found in dense shrubby places. They are weak and vulnerable, as they grow more mature they begin to latch onto things better and become sturdier. Many believe that the fruits of this plant can help cure some ailments such as diarrhea and nausea. It is also thought that the roots of this plant can help stop bleeding in cuts and wounds. You can also use the berries as a natural dye. The fruits can be eaten raw or cooked down to make jams, pies and many other things.