Rubus argutus

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Rubus argutus
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. argutus
Binomial name
Rubus argutus
Link. 1822

Rubus argutus is a North American species of prickly bramble in the rose family. It is a perennial native to the eastern and south-central United States from Florida to Texas, Missouri, Illinois, and Maine.[2] Common names are sawtooth blackberry[3] or tall blackberry because of its habit of growing up to 2 meters (80 inches) in height.[4]

The flowers are white with large petals, borne in mid-spring.


  1. ^ The Plant List, Rubus argutus Link
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  3. ^ "Rubus argutus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ Rydberg, Per Axel 1901. in Britton, Nathaniel Lord, Manual of the Flora of the northern States and Canada 498

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