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A deciduous shrub up to 6 or 7 ft high; young shoots slightly downy and armed with small prickles. Leaves pinnate, 4 to 8 in. long, composed of seven to eleven leaflets; main-stalk prickly. Leaflets very shortly stalked, ovate, pointed, sharply and doubly toothed, 3⁄4 to 2 in. long, 1⁄2 to 1 in. wide (terminal one larger), usually downy on the veins and armed with a few prickles on the midrib. Flowers white, 11⁄2 to 2 in. wide, solitary at the end of short leafy twigs, petals overlapping. Fruits conical, red, edible, 5⁄8 in. long.
Native of W. China; discovered and introduced by Wilson in 1908. This rubus is distinct in its graceful habit, its handsome, much laciniated leaves, and its large solitary flowers which open in June and July.