Memorial Park BioBlitz September 2014
Here's Rubus ursinus or Trailing Blackberry (on this site California Blackberry), a very common shrub around here. Everyone loves knowing it's a native plant, as opposed to the ubiquitous Himalayan Blackberry. It's vines grow to 15' long, and its blackberries are delicious (better than the Himalayan)!
Rubus ursinus is a species of blackberry or dewberry known by the common names California blackberry, California dewberry, Douglas berry, Pacific blackberry or Pacific dewberry and trailing blackberry. It is native to western North America. This is a wide, spreading shrub or vine-bearing bush with prickly branches that can tip layer to spread vegetatively. Its white flowers may be distinguished from those of other blackberries by their narrow petals. The species is dioeocious, with male and...