Himalayan blackberry

(Rubus armeniacus)

  • Up to 15' tall; thicket-forming
  • Blooms May to July
  • Flowers white or pale pink, 1" wide, 5-petaled, groups of 3 - 20 at ends of second-year branches
  • Leaves dark green above, pale to whitish below, palmately compound with 3-5 round to oblong leaflets
  • First-year stems are canes up to 40' long with large stiff thorns
  • Second-year stems grow from nodes and produce small white flowers

Known Distribution

There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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