In the Quinalt forest, among Sitka spruce saplings, thimble berries, salal and vine maple, grew this interesting bramble. It had very dark canes and gothic, deeply divided leaves. This is not a native plant but a European introduction.
What is the difference between blackberries and raspberries? They are both in the genus Rubus in the Rose family. They both come in a variety of colors and flavors, but blackberries have a central core that comes off, sometimes with a bit of stem, when picked. Raspberries are hollow, like a thimble.