Rubus ursinus Rubus ursinus Rubus ursinus
Common Name California Blackberry, Pacific Blackberry
Latin Name Rubus ursinus
Native Habitat Riparian, 0 to 4,500 feet in western North America
Soil Moist
Water Regularly
Height X Width 3 feet x 9 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Green
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Small white flowers
Nature Value Animals eat fruit, harbors beneficial insects
Native American Uses Fruit eaten raw or cooked, dried for later use, tea made from leaves or young shoots, half ripe fruits soaked in water for drink, blue dye obtained from fruit
Links  
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_ursinus
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7206
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56041/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RUUR
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rubus-ursinus
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Rubus+ursinus
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ruur
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