Taxon  Report   7206 
Rubus ursinus  Cham. & Schltdl.
California blackberry,  Pacific blackberry
Rubus ursinus
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
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Rubus ursinus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Rubus ursinus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Rubus ursinus, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Rubus ursinus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Rubus
Coastal Strand, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: canyons, coastal, streambanks, disturbed
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Rubus eastwoodianus
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius var. vitifolius
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius var. titanus
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius var. eastwoodianus
ICPN: Rubus ursinus var. ursinus
ICPN: Rubus ursinus var. sirbenus
ICPN: Rubus ursinus var. pentaphyllus
ICPN: Rubus ursinus var. medusae
ICPN: Rubus ursinus ssp. ursinus
ICPN: Rubus ursinus ssp. macropetalus
ICPN: Rubus lemurum
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius
More information about  Rubus ursinus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

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

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

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