Guindon Ski Trails, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
June 27, 2010
Rubus odoratus (Purple-flowering Raspberry, Flowering Raspberry, or Virginia raspberry) is a species of Rubus, native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Ontario, and south to Georgia and Alabama.
It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall, with (unlike many other species in the genus) perennial, not biennial stems. Also, unlike most other related species this plant does not have thorns. The leaves are palmately lobed with five (rarely three or seven) lobes, up to 25 cm long and broad, superficially resembling maple leaves. The flowers are 3–5 cm diameter, with five purple petals; they are produced from early spring to early fall. The fruit matures in late summer to early autumn, and resembles a large, flat raspberry with many drupelets, and is rather fuzzy to the touch and tongue.
Sony Alpha 700, SIgma 28 to 300 at 300mm, circular polarizer
iso 100, spot metered, F6.7, 1/8 second