Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of USFWS Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

California blackberry

Scientific name
Rubus ursinus
Plant Family
An important food source for many birds and animals, the native California blackberry is a spreading vine shrub with prickly stems. It produces white flowers and edible berries. The flower petals are narrower than other non-native blackberries.
Identification Hints

An important food source for many birds and animals, the native California blackberry is a spreading vine shrub with prickly stems. It produces white flowers and edible berries. The flower petals are narrower than other non-native blackberries.

Did You Know?

The California blackberry is native to the western United States and is found in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The petals of the flowers are narrower than many other Rubus species and help distinguish it in the field.

States
CA, ID, MT, OR, WA