Wild Blackberry? Raspberry? Thorns o-death?

bless3dMay 14, 2010

Not sure what this plant is. After looking around at pictures, it looks like a wild blackberry, but I'd hate to let it grow only to find out that it's something that will never fruit, or give out poisonous berries. It's all thorny and very persistent.

http://needlesandchard.blogspot.com/2010/05/wild-blackberries-or-poisonous-thorns.html

Any help would be appreciated...

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civilengr3(6a NE.TN)

Blackberry.
It will take several years from this stage to produce fruit, so it depends on whether you just want to let it set its natural course, or if your looking for more immediate results.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 3:48PM
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jayinflorida(USDA9)

It's a Blackberry. I dug a couple small ones up last year, from my Father in laws and this year they have berries.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 8:24AM
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bless3d

Thanks guys - there are a few just over the fence in the neighbor's yard that hadn't been mowed, and they have berries on them. They are shorter than I thought blackberries would be, and are covered with small bright red and shiny black bugs. They're kind of scary looking - not sure if we want them around if they come with the bushes.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 2:43PM
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