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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Aug 15th - Aug 24th, 2005

Picture of Rubus odoratus.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Rubus odoratus or purple-flowering raspberry.

Purple-flowering raspberry displays its fragrant flowers from June into August and is hardy in
USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8. Even though the red fruits (inset, lower right) look appetizing, they are
dry and crumbly. While unpalatable to humans, the fruits attract songbirds and butterflies to the garden.
You can view this purple-flowering raspberry in the Fern Valley Native Plant Collection.

[Click on the picture to see a larger image].
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or see the links below to view other plant images in our various Photo Galleries.

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