Trailing Blackberry
(Aka Rubus ursinus | Pacific blackberry | Pacific dewberry)

Native to western North America, this is a wide, spreading shrub or vine with prickly branches that grows in sunny clearings in the forest.

In August, its edible fruit becomes dark, soft, and very sweet. If you freeze them, they are perfect for smoothies.

1. For a complete and detailed description of this shrub, click here.

2. Its Latin identifier, Rubus ursinus means "bramble bear." I assume that this is because bears climb into the brambles to eat them.
Categories: shrubs flora edible

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