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Himalaya blackberry

Rubus armeniacus

Description:

The lovely pink flowers of this plant caught my attention. I was hopeful that I had found Purpleflowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) which is native, but sadly no. I found only this invasive. But I won't feel a bit guilty when I take my kids later this season and pick blackberries and hopefully help curb its seed dispersal!!!

Habitat:

Native to Eurasia. The species was introduced to Europe in 1835, and Australasia and North America in 1885. It was valued for its fruit, similar to that of common blackberries (Rubus fruticosus and allies); but larger and sweeter, making it a more attractive species for both domestic and commercial fruit production. Rubus armeniacus soon escaped from cultivation and has become an invasive species, occurring in pastures, riparian areas, wastelands, fence lines and right-of-ways.

Notes:

Spotted growing on a wooded drive near an old church and cemetery and a utility plant. Invasive listing: http://www.gainvasives.org/subject.cfm?s...

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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