- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Rubus armeniacus
Common names: Himalayan or Armenian blackberry
Rubus armeniacus is an extremely invasive plant in our region and pops up even in heavily cultivated areas of our Garden. It was introduced by Luther Burbank in the early 20th century but soon grew out of control along the Pacific Coast. It overwhelms our native blackberry, R. ursinus. It blooms in late spring and berries follow in late summer.
For more information, check out a video presentation and the September 18, 2020 Garden Story.
Spreading brambles photo Meloe, (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
Leaf photo AerobicFox, (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18735072)
Berry photo Joe Mabel (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)