Along the bike path, Cornwall Canal, Cornwall, Ontario
From “Canadian Wildflowers”:
It is scarcely surprising that so many people coming upon this plant’s conspicuous bloom believe that they have found a new rose. The flowers are very rose-like, deep red or purplish in hue and, at times, may be as much as 2 inches (5 cm) across. A closer look at the large, maple-like leaves and the branches clad with glandular-clammy hairs, however, will tell the observer that this plant is more closely related to raspberries than to roses. Perhaps the most elegant of raspberries in its flowers, it falls to a low rating in its fruit, which is large, luscious-looking, even edible, but disappointingly insipid, dry, seedy and acid. Purple flowering raspberry is valued both in its native North America and in Europe as a garden plant, reaching 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 metres) in height.
It grows at the edges of rocky woods, in ravines and wild hedgerows, from Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, south to Tennessee and Georgia, blossoming from June to September.
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