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Rubus vestitus is a European species of brambles in the rose family, called European blackberry[2] in the United States. It is native to Europe and naturalized along the northern Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon).[2]

Rubus vestitus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
R. vestitus
Binomial name
Rubus vestitus
Weihe & Nees 1825 not Hegetschw. 1839 nor Wirtg. 1856 nor Holuby ex Focke 1877[1]

Rubus vestitus is a spiny shrub sometimes as much as 2 meters (80 inches) tall. Leaves are palmately compound with 3 or 5 leaflets, each leaflet wide, almost round, with a pointed tip and with teeth along the edges. Flowers are pink or magenta. Fruits are very dark, nearly black.[3]

Rubus vestitus is one of the commonest species of bramble in the British Isles, found in most vice-counties, apart from the far North. It's preference for neutral to slightly alkaline soils places it among a minority of European Rubi.[4]


  1. ^ a b The Plant List, Rubus vestitus
  2. ^ a b Altervista Flora Italiana, Rubus vestitus Weihe includes photo, drawings, European distribution map
  3. ^ Flora of North America, Rubus vestitus Weihe & Nees 1825. European blackberry
  4. ^ Edees & Newton, London. Brambles of the British Isles.(1988)

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