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NAME: Sawtooth Blackberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY: Rubus argutus and Rubus allegheniensis

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Highbush blackberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet

RAW/COOK

July

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. Variable in size and quality but generally with rather large and juicy drupelets.(1) Differ from other rubus: Canes are bald and ridged like celery, fruit has hollow core.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antihaemorrhoidal;  Antirheumatic;  Astringent;  Stimulant;  Tonic. The roots are antihaemorrhoidal, antirheumatic, astringent, stimulant and tonic. An infusion can be used in the treatment of venereal disease and as a wash in the treatment of piles. An infusion of the roots or leaves can be used in the treatment of diarrhoea and rheumatism.(1)

        https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1076/blackberry  

        https://draxe.com/health-benefits-blackberries

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye. A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.(1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rubus+argutus
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/blackberries-a-foragers-companion
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackberry (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_argutus (species)
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/blackberry.html  (good photos)
  5. https://plighttofreedom.com/common-blackberry