Rubus argutus Link

Highbush Blackberry

Rubus argutus plant

Family - Rosaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Rubus argutus leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Rubus argutus inflorescence

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Rubus argutus sepalsSepals.

Rubus argutus flowers

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Low wet woods, open woods, fence rows, thickets, roadsides, pastures.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This blackberry species can be found in the southern half of Missouri and is mainly concentrated in the southeast and southwest corners of the state. The plant grows to +2m tall.
The leaves of the flowering canes have three leaflets. The leaflets are soft-pubescent abaxially. The lateral leaflets have very short (-2mm) to absent petiolules. The rachis of the inflorescence is densely pubescent in this species.
The fruits of R. argutus are fairly small and don't taste as good as other members of the genus.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 5-10-03.