Color, white. Sepals, longer than the petals. Flowers, in compact corymbs, terminal. Leaves, pinnately divided into 3 leaflets, the latter ovate, doubly serrate, the side leaflets sessile or short-stalked, white-downy underneath. Stems, growing long, 10 feet or less, bending over and rooting at the tips, very prickly. May and June. Fruit ripe in July.
A common species, especially in New England. The raspberry is an obliging little fruit, coming after the strawberry and consoling us for the departure of that "best berry that the Lord ever made." Wild raspberries grow in rocky land, up hillsides, along fence - rows, in all the Eastern States, south to Georgia and Missouri.