[Pacific Northwest Vines]



Rubus ursinus


Rose Family


Open areas, logged areas


1. Very prickly trailing vines grow to 18 feet.

2. White petals about 1/2 inch long surround many long stamens or pistils (unisexual flowers). April through July blooming times.

3. Double toothed margins identify leaflet triads.

4. Sweet, juicy dark berries about 1 inch long.


1. Most flavorful of the blackberries. This is the only native blackberry in the northwest. Edible raw or cooked in pies or jams.

2. Trailing nature privides good erosion control. Undesirable for gardens.

3. Hybridized as Loganberry, Youngberry and Boysenberry.

Paul Slichter