Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Rubus fruticosus agg. L.
ROSACEAE
European blackberry
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Europe including Mediterranean
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Thorny shrub 1–2 m high with strongly arching stems that root at the apex; stems rounded or angled. Leaves: Green, sometimes grey-downy beneath; three-foliate and five-foliate (lateral leaflets redivided), the latter on both flowering stems (floricanes) and vegetative stems (primocanes). Flowers: White or pink, petals much longer than sepals; in much-branched, very prickly, flowerheads up to 150 mm long, September–January. Fruit: Red turning black, fleshy, shiny, glomerules of one-seeded drupes.
Key Features:
Control: herbicides, which are effective in autumn, and cultivation if the rhizome is removed
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