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    08 / 18 / 2012

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This weed has taken over! It grows to over a foot tall with thorns. The leaves grow three to a branch. It spreads from shoots that grow up out of the roots. Many many roots – that are about 5 or 6 inches below the surface.


  • Fran Unregistered says:

    Is there a product you can spray on this weed?

    July 14th, 2020 at 11:20pm

  • Leslie Unregistered says:

    This is growing in my pasture also. Does anyone know the name? It is not blackberry.

    April 25th, 2015 at 3:33pm

  • lauriemac Registered says:

    Will post photos of roots and thorns in a day or so when I can. Can I put them here or do I start again?

    August 25th, 2012 at 4:07pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    You get flowers and fruit on second year canes. When keeping all the berry plants dug, you won’t see the berries…. But you sure do see a lot of re-growth of the plants. Try leaving a plant in an out of the way location, and in the Spring, you will see the blooms, followed by berries around June.

    August 24th, 2012 at 7:59pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    hmmm….leaves don’t look like a blackberry to me Can you repost with pix of the thorns and roots?

    August 21st, 2012 at 7:18pm

  • lauriemac Registered says:

    It has never had a berry – and I have been digging it up. It’s tough.

    August 21st, 2012 at 4:43pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Black berry. Good luck digging this native out. While the blackberry is a valuable native fruiting plant with medicinal properties, those thorns and running root system makes it a thug in a garden setting.

    August 21st, 2012 at 6:01am

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