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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus pascuus

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Rubus pascuus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rubus discolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry


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image of Rubus pascuus, Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm071018_002

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Canes very coarse, scrambling, often 2-3m long, heavily armed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus pascuus, Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry

JK Marlow    s071018_ef

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaflets toothed and grayish-tomentose beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rubus pascuus, Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry

JK Marlow    s071018_g

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Prickles recurved, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus pascuus

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Rubus pascuus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rubus discolor

 

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2528

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed, coarse, scrambling, to 3m long; prickles strong, curved

LEAVES:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White to pale pink
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

Inflorescence cymose-paniculate

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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