Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Rubus parviflorus Nuttall
(Western Thimbleberry)

Family: Rosaceae

Bossekia parviflora (Nuttall) Greene
Rubacer parviflorus (Nuttall) Rydberg

Rubus parviflorus is an upper elevation shrub that is difficult to differentiate from Rubus deliciosus. Both have no prickles and simple leaves. Rubus parviflorus has wider leaves with three lobes, Rubus deliciosus smaller leaves with five lobes.
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Rubus parviflorus, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road just beyond Willow Creek

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