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Rubus bigelovianus, the lowland blackberry,[1] is a North American species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is native to the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York in the northeastern United States.[2][3][4]

Rubus bigelovianus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
R. bigelovianus
Binomial name
Rubus bigelovianus

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.[5] Some studies have suggested that R. bigelovianus may have originated as a hybrid between R. setosus and R. flagellaris. [6]


  1. ^ "Rubus bigelovianus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  3. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1934. Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants 3(5): 255–256, figure 136
  4. ^ The Plant List, Rubus bigelovianus L.H.Bailey
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Rubus Linnaeus, 1754. Bramble
  6. ^ Flora of North America, Rubus setosus Bigelow, 1824. Bristly blackberry, ronce sétuleuse