More importantly, is it poison oak? It has 3 leaves... It's located in Maryland.

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flowering bush

  • Probably not PO, based on this site's pictures. phc.amedd.army.mil/PHC%20Resource%20Library/…
    – Ecnerwal
    May 25 '15 at 0:13
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    Looks more wild strawberryish. I'm not convinced tho: google.com/… May 25 '15 at 1:12
  • From looking at pictures, the flower petals look a little too oval (instead of round) and have 6 petals instead of 5. The leaves look a little too pointed (rather than rounded) for strawberry. Though, that was my first thought as well. As to Poison Oak, the flowers of that are grown in clusters of tiny yellow flowers and the leaves would be more lobed rather than toothed, so definitely not that either.
    – GardenerJ
    May 25 '15 at 1:25
  • Looks a lot like some Rubus - blackberry or raspberry. Will elaborate later.
    – Stephie
    May 25 '15 at 6:36
  • Could you clarify please: How many petals does each flower have? I see five and six, but the picture is a bit unclear.
    – Stephie
    May 25 '15 at 10:47

It looks somewhat like Rubus flagellaris - that should have scattered prickles here and there on the stems, but this looks a bit too bushy, as if its been cut back - this plant usually puts out a long stem rather than becoming a bushy plant. Photo in link below:



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