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Rubus nivalis, commonly known as snow raspberry, is a species of flowering plant in the rose family.[2] It is native to northwestern North America: British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, and far northern California.[3][4]

Rubus nivalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Rubus subg. Chamaebatus
R. nivalis
Binomial name
Rubus nivalis
Douglas ex Hook. 1832
  • Cardiobatus nivalis (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene

Rubus nivalis is a small, prickly shrub up to 15 cm (6 inches) tall, with stems creeping along the ground. Leaves are evergreen, sometimes simple (non-compound) but sometimes compound with 3 leaflets. Flowers are pink or magenta. Fruit is red with only 3-10 drupelets.[5]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Rubus nivalis Douglas ex Hook.
  2. ^ Pojar, Jim; Andy MacKinnon (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Lone Pine Publishing. p. 79. ISBN 1-55105-042-0.
  3. ^ "Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map".
  4. ^ Calflora taxon report, University of California, Rubus nivalis Douglas, Snow bramble, snow dwarf bramble, snow raspberry
  5. ^ "Rubus nivalis in Flora of North America @".

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