Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry) - photos and description



Male flower in above photo.

Female flower in above photo with yellow pistils and white stamens; all of the stamens are sterile (vestigial).


General: Small, erect bog plant, rhizomatous, with a single, terminal white flower.

Flowers: We measured flowers to 23 mm across. Flowers unisexual, flowers of separate sexes on separate plants.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, with 2 or 3 round leaves, leaves have 5 lobes, are long stalked, serrate, leaf margin and bottom hairy. Leaf measured at 3.75 cm wide, 3.5 cm long.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 20 cm tall, we measured plants to 18 cm tall.

Habitat: Sphagnum bogs in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos were taken June 4th and June 20th in wet, mossy woods in the Porcupine Hills about 400 km northeast of Regina, SK, and June 12th bog in boreal forest, about 400 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.