Dewberry – 5/26/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/26/10
Observation Time: 5:25 p.m.
Observation Location: edge of woods by Gavins Pond near soccer fields
Common Name: Dewberry
Scientific Name: Rubus flagellaris
Comments: Dewberries are found in the eastern half of North America. Indians prepared a tea using northern dewberry roots to calm stomach irritation. The fruits are large and tasty. They can be eaten raw or used in jams, jellies, and sauces.
Dewberries start out green, then turn to orange, then red, and finally black when fully ripe.
More Information: Wikipedia
Dewberry blossom photographed on 5/26/10:
Unripe dewberries photographed on 6/27/10:
Ripening dewberries photographed on 6/28/10 at 147 Wolomolopoag St.