Himalayan Blackberry

  • berries are soft, sweet, clustered 5-15
  • leaf consists of 3-5 leaflets
  • thorns are large, recurved and flattened
  • shrub grows to twice a person's height
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Common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis) also produces edible berries. It differs in that the berries are not as large, but may be difficult to distinguish. The edible cutleaf blackberry (Rubus laciniatus) differs in that the leaflets are deeply incised (i.e., jagged-edged).

See also trailing blackberry, whitebark raspberry, and salmonberry.

Related topics: Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Plants of BC
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