What is this plant? June 19, 2012 by beach peach Comments 3 thoughts on “What is this plant?” Karl Anderson said: That’s an easy one for a change. It’s wineberry, Rubus phoenicolasius. An invasive species, it was introduced into the United States from Asia in 1890 as a garden plant but has spread from cultivation into a variety of habitats, displacing native plants. It’s in the same genus as blackberry and raspberry. The flowers don’t look like much but it will have lots of bright red, very tasty berries. Karl A. Meadows and More said: Yes, so we give it foraging Code GREEN: pick all you want and still be sustainable. And from a taste point of view, one of the top berries out there. Deemy said: I have the wineberry plant,also called teacup or thimbleberry. Very sweet berry but loses it’s taste in the freezer. It starts new plants by tipping over onto the group. Best berry for taste in the raspberry family. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.