Rubus laciniatus

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. laciniatus
Scientific Name
Rubus laciniatus
Willd.
Common Names

cutleaf blackberry, cut-leaved blackberry

Overview

Appearance
Rubus laciniatus is a perennial vine or shrub that can grow up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are palmately compound and alternate with five serrate, lobed, serrate leaflets. Stems are covered in broad, curved thorns that are red at the base and yellow at the tip. The leaves are a good identifying characteristic for this species.
Flowers
Flowers are white to dark pink with 5, 0.8-1 in. (2-2.5 cm) long, petals. Stamens are white-pink and the pistils are greenish pink. Flowering occurs from June to July.
Fruit
Fruit are black, shiny, 0.6-1 in. (1.5-2.5 cm) long with very small seeds. The fruit is edible, sweet and juicy. Fruit develops from July to October.
Ecological Threat
Rubus laciniatus can be found on thinned areas, fields, pastures, and disturbed forest lines. It is native to Eurasia.

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