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Plant Profile  
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Common Name: Oklahoma Blackberry

Species Name: Rubus oklahomus

Plant Type: Woody

Family Name: Rosaceae, Rose Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Perennial
Distribution in the U.S. North-Central Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Distribution in Oklahoma Eastern half of the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Arching stems with prickles that form thickets or brambles
    • Serrated leaves in groups of three


    • 5-petaled, white flowers
    • Berries red to dark purple; iconic blackberry clustered fruit
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Growth Form: Shrub
    • Leaf Type: Compound, 1 – pinnately 
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate 
    • Leaf Blade Edge: Serrated
    • Leaf Blade Length: 5-10 centimeters
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: 5
    • Flower Color: White
    • Flower Timing: April-May
    • Fruit Type: Drupelets



Soil Type Various
Habitat Thickets or brambles, prairies, forest edges, stream bottoms and fencerows
Successional Stage All


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