This genus embraces a class of rambling rough plants, well known and highly prized for their grateful, delicious, and wholesome fruits; the Raspberries, Blackberries, and Thimble-berries, with their varieties. The High Blackberry produces clusters of handsome white flowers, succeeded by delicious fruit, and when cultivated in the garden is much improved.
Rubus odoratus. - The Flowering Raspberry. - This is the only ornamental variety; found growing freely in mountainous districts in most parts of this State, "giving a charm to many a solitary spot by its large, rose-like flowers." The leaves are large and handsome. The fruit is inferior to the other species. It deserves a place among other shrubs. It should be planted in a shady place.