Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2599

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA) (rare in NC Mtns)

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, thickets, old fields, 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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale pink/ Red
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Inflorescence cymose-paniculate

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus bifrons   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-05-005:
Rubus bifrons   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Rubus procerus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rubus linkianus

 

COMMON NAME:
European Blackberry, Himalaya-berry, Himalayan Blackberry