Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2528

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

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

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Invasive?

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

LEAVES:
Compound
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus pascuus   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus pascuus

 

COMMON NAME:
Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry


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image of Rubus pascuus

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

JK Marlow    s071018_ef

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

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

image of Rubus pascuus

JK Marlow    s071018_g

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Prickles recurved, per Weakley's Flora.