OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rubus pensilvanicus   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus argutus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus pensilvanicus

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rubus pensilvanicus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-05-009:
Rubus argutus   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Rubus betulifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus argutus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus betulifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus floridus

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry


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image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ruar2_001_lvd

        

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ruar2_004_lvd

        

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120407_661

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Floricanes [that is, 2nd year flowering canes] have leaves with 3 leaflets, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120407_703

April    Spartanburg County    SC

The most common "highbush" blackberry in most of our area, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120424_658

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowers about 1" wide, the petals longer than the sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm160430_612

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm160430_613

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Sepals 4-6mm long, densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9774

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9776

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9831

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4539

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7513

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    s120524_b

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaflets of primocanes w acute to acuminate apices, softly pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm0406m_19

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Blackberry (aggregate fruit of drupelets) bright red maturing to blue-black, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8666

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Rubus pensilvanicus, Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Southern Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8674

June    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rubus pensilvanicus   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus argutus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus pensilvanicus

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rubus pensilvanicus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-05-009:
Rubus argutus   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Rubus betulifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus argutus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus betulifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus floridus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1266

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Roadsides, thickets, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed with many strong prickles

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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