Thorny plant

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

Notes:

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.

COMMENTS

  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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackberry
    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! http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/thorny-invasive-weed/
    Yours look a little different to me. What do you think? And finally, from the good folks at NC State we have this link http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/weeds/Blackberry.aspx. 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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