Taken in shadow with my terrible phone near the Fairfax bridge, on the way back from my cataloguing site.
An attempt to catalogue all the vascular plants of a 100-meter scramble to a waterfall, regardless of picture quality. (Other organisms included!)
The leaf on this plants has sharp cuts. Has a vascular system, they where green but I did not see any berries.
The blackberries are ripening.
This tricky rubus was intertwined with another rubus, the salmonberry, leading to initial confusion on the part of the observers. Once the two were disentangled, species identity became obvious.
Common along trail to lighthouse.
Chapparal-dry, full sun, low growing
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...