Thorny plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/27/2012
Location: Canton, GA
Posted By: Frazier Dogs


This plant has woody stems, three leafs per stem, prefers part shade, woodland soil. Each stalk can be as tall as 3 feet. Usually found growing as a single stalk, not a group. The big problem is the thorns so it’s not poison ivy. However when I come into contact with the thorns, I get a poison ivy type rash.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Blackberries make good jams, jellies and, I understand, pretty good communication devices. I am unsure about that last one cause I’ve never cooked ’em that long. It does seen that the briars would be a little rough on the ears.
    You can use Roundup to get rid of them or a good pair of heavy gloves to just pull them up. Avoid the briars cause they can be really tough on the hide but I’ve never had a rash from them. Now chiggers from ’em is a whole ‘nuther story.

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  2. Frazier Dogs Registered says:

    Wikipedia research indicates that this is not a blackberry plant. Blackberry plants have leaf groups of 5 -7 per stem. This plant has only 3 leaves per stem and no evidence of berries. Anyone else have some ideas?

    August 30th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Interesting. The Wikipedia article does state that the second year cane produces 3 – 5 leaflets.
    It also says that the second year canes would produce blooms and fruit. Hmmm? The mystery deepens with this recent post to the Gardening Guru of the World!
    Yours look a little different to me. What do you think? And finally, from the good folks at NC State we have this link On yours I’ll stick with the common blackberry. With weed ID i’ve acquired a taste for crow!

    August 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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