NAME: BLACKBERRY (Rubus spp.)
Blackberry is a member of the rose household, which comprises 110 genera and three,000 species worldwide.
The genus, Rubus, comprises about 400 to 750 species worldwide. This genus contains such vegetation as the numerous species of blackberries, raspberries, thimbleberries and others.
Even non-botanists can often establish the vine and fruit of this quite common plant. The leaves are palmately divided (like a hand) into three, 5 or seven segments. The vines twine on the bottom or over low hedges and are characterised by their thorns, which make it tough to wade too deeply into any of the