Large, broad, rounded evergreen leaves with large toothed leaflets; short white hairs. Straight or curved spines with thick bases. Small white to pink flowers in May-September. Berries are black when mature, oblong and glossy.
Roadsides, fencerows, fields, canal and ditch banks as well as riparian areas and other disturbed sites. Can tolerate periodic flooding.
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- Target Audience:
- ODA Listing:
- Plant Look Alikes:
- Native blackberry, Pennsylvania and Elmlead blackberry
- Plant Impacts:
- Outcompetes native vegetation and creates impenetrable blackberry thickets which crowd out native vegetation and prevent wildlife from foraging.
- Plant Links:
- King County info for Himalayan blackberry
- CWMA Actions List:
- containment and removal from priority areas only