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Rubus pensilvanicus [includes Rubus argutus + many others]

Pennsylvania Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Common Blackberry

Scientific Name:

Rubus pensilvanicus [includes Rubus argutus + many others]

Genus:

Rubus

Species Epithet:

pensilvanicus

Common Name:

Pennsylvania Blackberry, Eastern Blackberry, Common Blackberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, thickets, woodlands. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Colonial--best in natural areas. Black, edible fruit. Flowering pedicels are smooth and lack the sticky, glandular hairs common on Rubus allegheniensis.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rubus-pensilvanicus/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/rubus/pensilvanicus/



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