Viscous thorny vine

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Date Photo Taken: 03/11/2014
Location: Washington, DC
Posted By: GeneGdds

Notes:

Growing in my forested backyard in Washington, DC area. Red stem covered in fine, short (3-6mm) thorns. Large central root area with 5-6 vines growing out. Where the ends of the vines touched the ground, roots sprouted, making the plant look like a bunch of half-circles radiating out from a center spoke. Each vine “arm” length approx 5ft. Tiny serrated edge leaves sprouting near the distal vine tips (near the “new” roots). They look trifolate, serrated edge, and somewhat blackberry-ish.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like dewberry.
    http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/dewberry.html

    The fruits are great, but that habit of rooting at the ends every time the bramble touches the ground means they can take over a flower bed quickly.

    Good job pulling them while the soil is wet… this summer… they won’t pull so well.

    March 13th, 2014 at 2:42 pm
  2. Gene Unregistered says:

    I’m familiar with Dewberries (raised in TX, picked them every summer). I wasn’t aware they grew this far north. I have a back corner of the yard that I can replant it. Maybe I’ll get some berries before the deer.

    March 14th, 2014 at 8:39 am

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