Rubus setosus, the bristly blackberry, is a North American species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is widespread in much of central and eastern Canada (from Ontario to Newfoundland) and the northeastern and north-central United States (from New England west to Minnesota and south as far as North Carolina)
Rubus setosus is a prickly shrub up to 150 cm (4.9 ft) tall. Leaves are palmately compound with 3 or 5 leaflets. Flowers are white. Fruit is black, nearly spherical.
The genetics of Rubus is extremely complex, so that it is difficult to decide on which groups should be recognized as species. There are many rare species with limited ranges such as this. Further study is suggested to clarify the taxonomy.
- "Rubus setosus", Tropicos, Missouri Botanical Garden, http://www.tropicos.org/NameSearch.aspx?projectid=&name=Rubus+setosus
- "Rubus setosus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew). http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Rubus+setosus.
- "Rubus setosus", County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA) (Biota of North America Program (BONAP)), 2014, http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Rubus%20setosus.png
- Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1947. Flora of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Vascular Plants 140–141, figure 6
- Alice, Lawrence A.; Goldman, Douglas H.; Macklin, James A.; Moore, Gerry (2014), "Rubus setosus", in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA), 9, New York and Oxford, http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250100446
- Alice, Lawrence A.; Goldman, Douglas H.; Macklin, James A.; Moore, Gerry (2014), "Rubus", in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA), 9, New York and Oxford, http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=128837
- "Rubus nigricans". http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rubus+nigricans.
- Go Botany, New England Wildflower Society
- Michigan Flora
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