Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry
Rubus laciniatus, the Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry or Evergreen Blackberry, is a species of Rubus native to northern and central Europe. It is an introduced species in Australia and North America. It has become a weed and invasive species in forested habitats in the United States and Canada, particularly in the Northeast and along the Pacific Coast.
Rubus laciniatus is a deciduous, bramble-forming shrub growing to 3 meters (10 feet) tall, with prickly shoots. The leaves are palmately compound, with five leaflets, each divided into deeply toothed subleaflets with jagged, thorny tips. The flowers have pink or white petals, the petals deeply cut into 3 lobes at the tip. Fruits are similar to the common blackberry, with a unique, fruitier flavour. The fruits are not true berries in the botanical sense.
The species is unusual in the genus in having 3-lobed petals and also in having such deeply divided leaves.
- Altervisat Flora Italiana, Rubus laciniatus Willd. includes photos and European distribution map
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Rubus laciniatus Willd. cut leaved blackberry, cutleaf blackberry
- Queensland Government, European blackberries Rubus fruticosus
- Paul Slichter, The Blackberries and Brambles of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington, Cutleaf Blackberry, Cut-leaf Blackberry, Cut-leaved Blackberry, Evergreen Blackberry Rubus laciniatus includes description and photos
- Flora of North America, Rubus laciniatus Willdenow, 1806. Cutleaf blackberry
- US Forest Service Fire Ecology
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- Plants of British Columbia: Rubus laciniatus
- United States Department of Agriculture Plant Profile: Rubus laciniatus
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Rubus laciniatus
- Rubus laciniatus Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California
- University of Washington, Seattle, Burke Museum
- photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden
- Plants for a Future
- Go Botany, New England Plant Society