Rubus laciniatus

Cut-Leaved Blackberry

Stout, sprawling to arching bramble. Stems 5-angled, with strong recurved thorns. Leaves evergreen, divided palmately, 3–5 leaflets. Leaflets deeply lobed with each lobe sharply toothed and pointed, underside hairy and green. Flowers more than 1 in., often more than 10 per cluster. Petals 5, oval, pink or white. Blackberries oval, black, shiny, delicious. Weedy and invasive in moist disturbed places at low to mid-elevations. Compare to R. discolor, a more common invasive nonnative blackberry, with undivided leaflets.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 30 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No

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