Taxon  Report   10319 
Rubus armeniacus  Focke
Himalayan blackberry
Rubus armeniacus
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
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Rubus armeniacus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Rubus armeniacus
© 2011 Robert A. Hamilton
Rubus armeniacus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Rubus armeniacus
© 2002 George W. Hartwell
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Rubus
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Rubus procerus
TJM2 + PLANTS: Rubus discolor
More information about  Rubus armeniacus
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from

Methods to control blackberry thickets:  Oregon State University Extension Service. "...the western European blackberry that Luther Burbank introduced in 1885 as 'Himalayan giant' has become a giant problem. ..."

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2017).

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