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Himalaya blackberry

Rubus armeniacus

Description:

I previously spotted this plant in bloom with lovely pink flowers (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/250...) and a month later found it fruiting. Not yet as ripe as the native species in the area.

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 Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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