Rubus fruticosus species aggregate
Plant Form Scandent shrubs forming tangles; stems prickly, with long internodes. Leaves divided into usually 3-5 leaflets. Flowers mostly in terminal panicles of nine or more, actinomorphic, with free petals and many stamens, white or pink. Fruits fleshy, compound, ripening to black. Distinguishing Features American blackberry species have flowers in corymbose inflorescences. There are also native species of blackberries.