Rubus laciniatus

Evergreen blackberry

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.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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