Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Rubus.
Habitat and ecology: Occasional in sandy areas such as black oak savannas in the eastern part of the Chicago Region.
Occurence in the Chicago region: native
Etymology: Rubus is the Latin name for bramble and also means red. Enslenii was named after Aloysius Enslen, and early 19th century Austrian botanical explorer specializing in the flora of the southeastern United States."
Primocanes slender, prostrate or low-arching, normally rooting at least at the tip; armature of small, slender to stout, recurved or reflexed prickles from an expanded base, the prickles never numerous or large and in some forms nearly lacking; lvs relatively small, dull, glabrous or nearly so; terminal lfl of primocane lvs oblong to oblanceolate or obovate, usually with ±straight sides below the middle; floricane lfls distinctly cuneate toward the base, oblanceolate or obovate, mostly obtuse or very abruptly short-acuminate; infl few-fld, leafy, most of the pedicels subtended by simple or trifoliolate lvs, or often reduced to a single terminal fl. Most commonly in open oak-hickory woods; generally southern, but extending n. to s. Me., c. N.H., O., sw. Mich., and s. Wis. Apr.-June. (R. akermanii; R. cathartium; R. celer; R. centralis; R. clarus; R. connixus; R. decor; R. depavitus; R. felix; R. hypolasius; R. imperiorum; R. indianensis; R. iniens; R. injunctus; R. kentuckiensis; R. leviculus; R. longipes; R. michiganensis; R. nefrens; R. obvius; R. particularis; R. pernagaeus; R. rosagnetis; R. scambens; R. sewardianus; R. subinnoxius; R. tetricus; R. whartoniae)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.