Identification

Nevermore44 - 6aNovember 20, 2012

Anyone know what this plant is?

This plant popped up in my strawberry bed last fall and I let it grow this year.

-It has grown several (what i would call) thornless canes to about 2.5feet long that arc towards the ground.

-The plant is about 2.5 tall.

-The compound leaves get to about 5 inches wide on the largest/oldest portions.

-No fruit or flowers so far.

-All the leaves have the exact same 5-leaf form from top to bottom.

-The leaves are soft/pliable like what i know of berries plants.

Any ideas?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Some sort of Rubus but not enough to go on for any more detailed an id.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:42PM
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Nevermore44 - 6a

That's what I am assuming, but all the images i see have 3 leaves instead of the 5.

I will get a pick of the plant and stems to see if that helps.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:59PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Well, that's weird. 5 is very common. If you Google 'blackberry leaf' you'll see plenty.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 1:46PM
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dmtaylor(5a (WI))

Looks like blackberry to me. Might be a blackberry/raspberry hybrid I suppose.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 4:11PM
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larry_gene

Looks like a typical blackberry leaf to me. Not much raspberry influence, if at all (the leaf underside is normal green).

That is a lot of growth for a second-year seedling; if the plant popped up the first year as just a very tiny version of a mature blackberry plant, that is a seedling. If the plant first popped up as something with nearly normal-sized leaves, that would be from a piece of blackberry root, it got into your bed somehow, or came underground from a distant plant.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 11:46PM
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charlieboring

Could be a blackberry. Are their thorns? If not check thornless hybrids.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 9:22AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Stake it up and see what kind of fruits you get in a year or two. Its definitely a blackberry and the wild ones are generally not thornless so it must have "escaped".

Scott

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:08AM
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Nevermore44 - 6a

Thanks all for the input. I will definitely get a shot of the plant... couldn't this morning.

It is completely thornless. It had to have come from seed since I have never grown berries and the neighbors just have barren yards. I did start in my strawberry patch that i made the year before it started out of almost complete compost.. so it's well fed.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:12PM
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charlieboring

The compost may have had the blackberry seed in it.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:38PM
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larry_gene

...or the compost mixture had a piece of root in it. Did you disturb the soil below the bed?

More likely birds, they can excrete seeds over great distances.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:51PM
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gonebananas_gw

If it grows into vines, consider Virginia creeper. Their leaves look very similar and they are weedy opportunists.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 9:45AM
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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

It looks EXACTLY like my thornless blackberry plants.
John S
PDX OR

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 12:58AM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

Doesn't look like Virginia Creeper to me. VC has more of a 5-pointed star shape with deeper edges on the leaves.

Here is a link that might be useful: Virginia Creeper Vine & English Ivy in Rain

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:21PM
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