The Genus Rubus
Himalayan Blackberry: Rubus armeniacus (Synonyms: Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus) - Invasive shrub to 9 feet high. White flowers with 5 round petals. Leaves compound palmate with 3 to 5 oval, toothed leaflets. Stems with large prickles.
Evergreen Blackberry: Rubus laciniatus - Stout, arching shrub from 1-1.5 meters high. The dark red-brown stems are fluted or angled with strong, hooked prickles. The leaves are evergreen, palmately compound with 5 leaflets which are deeply, jaggedly dissected. Flowers with 5 white petals, spatulate in shape, sometimes lobed at the tips, and 10-15 mm long.
Dwarf Bramble: Rubus lasiococcus - A trailing plant only several cm high. The leaves are usually trifoliate with deep, noticeable venation. The flowers are white with numerous stamens and up to 2 cm across.
Blackcap, Whitebark Raspberry: Rubus leucodermis (Synonyms: Melanobatus leucodermis, Rubus leucodermis var. bernardinus, Rubus leucodermis var. trinitatis, Rubus occidentalis var. leucodermis) - Shrub with ascending and arching branches, armed with short, stiff, straight or slightly recurved prickles. Leaves wit 3-5 leaflets that taper to a point and have a rounded or cordate base. Flowers few in terminal corymbs with 5 shorter, white petals.
Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus (Synonym: Rubus parviflorus var. parviflorus) - Shrub to 6 feet high. White or pastel pink flowers with 5 wide, wavy petals. Leaves large, simple but palmately veined. Leaves soft and "cushiony" to touch, hence the name of nature's TP!
Five-leaf Bramble: Rubus pedatus - A low, perennial herb that spreads by stolons or runners to form dense mats. Leaves basal, palmately compound with 5 irregularly toothed leaflets. Flowers white, solitary on 2-6 cm stems. Petals each about 10-12 mm long.
Salmonberry: Rubus spectabilis - Shrub to 7 feet high. Stems lightly stickery and of a chestnut brown hue. Flowers bright red, 5 petals . Leaves compound, with 3 toothed leaflets.
Dewberry, Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus var. macropetalous - Trailing shrub or vine usually on the ground, but may climb stumps, rock walls, or fences. White flowers with 5 thin (airplane propeller shaped) petals with space between them. Prickly vine with compound leaves (3 leaflets).