OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus allegheniensis

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rubus allegheniensis var. gravesii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-05-007:
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus nigrobaccus

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Blackberry


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image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_020

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_022

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflet margins simply or doubly serrate; leaflet apices acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_026

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Petals 1-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_036

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_038

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm120517_046

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets ovate to lance-ovate, 3-15cm long, 1-8cm wide, green on both surfaces, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm140519_039b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Sepals 6-10mm long (or longer), pubescent & often stipitate-glandular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm140519_039c

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Rachis and pedicels densely pubescent and stipitate-glandular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4998

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200517_5002

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200517_5003

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200517_5006

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200517_5012

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm150607_314

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm150607_317

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm150607_318

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Terminal leaflets' petiolules to 7cm long, those of lateral leaflets shorter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm150607_320

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Prickles nearly straight, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm150607_324

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rubus allegheniensis, Allegheny Blackberry

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6929

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rubus allegheniensis

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rubus allegheniensis var. gravesii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-05-007:
Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rubus nigrobaccus

 

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1265

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Mountains (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: forests, woodlands, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed with nearly-straight prickles, glandular hairs often present

LEAVES:
Compound: floricanes 3 leaflets/ primocanes 5 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Aggregate of drupelets

 

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