Taxon  Report   7206    
Rubus ursinus  Cham. & Schltdl.
California blackberry,  Pacific blackberry
Rubus ursinus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rubus ursinus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Rubus ursinus
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Rubus ursinus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Rubus
Communities: Coastal Strand, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons, coastal, streambanks, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rubus eastwoodianus
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius var. vitifolius
ICPN: Rubus vitifolius var. titanus
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More information about  Rubus ursinus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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


Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).