Himalayan Raspberry - Rubus ellipticus
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Yellow Himalayan raspberry is a shrub up to 2 m tall. It is clothed with
prickles and reddish hairs. The alternate leaves are compound with three
round to blunt leaflets 5-10 cm long. The undersides of the leaves are
lighter than the upper surface and covered with downy hairs. The flowers
are small, white with five petals. The fruit is a round yellow cluster
of druplets easily detaching from the receptacle.
The prickly shrub invades native forests principally in pig-disturbed
habitats. The plant has underground shoots that contribute to its spread
and allow it to rapidly regenerate following a fire. The fruits are edible
and frugivorous birds spread the seeds. Himalayan raspberry can invade
disturbed habitats and displace other plant species.
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This species is found invasive in the US only on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers