Rubus laciniatus (Weston) Willd., Hort. berol. 2: t. 82. 1806 (syn: Rubus bifrons var. laciniatus (Weston) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.; Rubus corylifolius var. laciniatus (Weston) Wallr.; Rubus vulgaris var. laciniatus (Weston) Dippel; Rubus vulgaris f. laciniatus (Weston) Frid.);
Origin unknown, Belgium (I), England (I), Czech Republic (I), Slovakia (I),
Denmark (I), Finland (I), France (I), Germany (I), Netherlands (I), Romania (I),
Sweden (I), Spain (I), Australia (I) (South Australia (I), New South Wales (I),
Victoria (I), Tasmania (I)), USA (I) (California (I), Colorado (I), Connecticut
(I), District of Columbia (I), Delaware (I), Idaho (I), Illinois (I), Indiana
(I), Kentucky (I), Massachusetts (I), Maryland (I), Michigan (I), Missouri (I),
Montana (I), North Carolina (I), New Jersey (I), New York (I), Ohio (I), Oregon
(I), Pennsylvania (I), Rhode Island (I), South Carolina (I), Tennessee (I),
Virginia (I), Vermont (I), Washington State (I), West Virginia (I), Wyoming
(I)), Canada (I) (British Columbia (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
Rubus laciniatus, the Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry or Evergreen Blackberry, is a species of Rubus native to northern and central Europe. It is an introduced species in Australia and North America. It has become a weed and invasive species in forested habitats in the United States and Canada, particularly in the Northeast and along the Pacific Coast.
Rubus laciniatus is a deciduous, bramble-forming shrub growing to 3 meters (10 feet) tall, with prickly shoots. The leaves are palmately compound, with five leaflets, each divided into deeply toothed subleaflets with jagged, thorny tips. The flowers have pink or white petals, the petals deeply cut into 3 lobes at the tip. Fruits are similar to the common blackberry, with a unique, fruitier flavour. The fruits are not true berries in the botanical sense.
The species is unusual in the genus in having 3-lobed petals and also in having such deeply divided leaves.
The fruits of this plant are eagerly consumed by a number of animal species, including many birds and mammals. The thickets provide valuable cover for animals.
(From Wikipedia on 24.9.15)
Rosaceae Fortnight: Rubus laciniatus from California-GSSEP104/104 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Rubus laciniatus, a very distinctive species with sharply dissected leaflets,
Photographed from Shasta mountains California.