Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1265

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it in forests, woodlands, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Compound: floricanes 3 leaflets/ primocanes 5, palmate
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-05-007:
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Blackberry


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image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_020

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_022

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflet margins simply or doubly serrate; leaflet apices acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_026

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Petals 1-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_036

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_038

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_046

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets ovate to lance-ovate, 3-15cm long, 1-8cm wide, green on both surfaces, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm140519_039b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Sepals 6-10mm long (or longer), pubescent & often stipitate-glandular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm140519_039c

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Rachis and pedicels densely pubescent and stipitate-glandular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_314

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_317

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_318

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Terminal leaflets' petiolules to 7cm long, those of lateral leaflets shorter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_320

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Prickles nearly straight, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_323

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_324

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway