Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus species aggregate)

Blackberry

Description

•    Scrambling thorny shrub with arching canes
•    Leaves dark green and serrated, 3 to 5 leaflets
•    Flowers of white or pink, 5 petals
•    Fruit is a green/red berry maturing to black when ripe

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Flowering Times

•    Spring to summer

Control Measure

•    Physical removal
•    Grazing – goats (with secure fencing)
•    Herbicides

Problems

•    Invades bushland and agricultural areas
•    Forms impenetrable thickets
•    Thorns are a hazard for humans and grazing animals
•    Harbourage for feral animals

 

Rubus spp.

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