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Rubus tardatus is a rare North American species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is native to eastern and central Canada (Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia) and the northeastern and north-central United States (Maine, Vermont, Michigan, Pennsylvania).[1][2]

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

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.[3] Some studies have suggested that R. tardatus may have originated as a hybrid between R. setosus and R. hispidus.[4]

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