Rubus vestitus is a European species of brambles in the rose family, called European blackberry 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).
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.
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.
- The Plant List, Rubus vestitus
- Altervista Flora Italiana, Rubus vestitus Weihe includes photo, drawings, European distribution map
- Flora of North America, Rubus vestitus Weihe & Nees 1825. European blackberry
- Edees & Newton, London. Brambles of the British Isles.(1988)
- photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden
- Media related to Rubus vestitus at Wikimedia Commons
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