NAME: Alleghany Blackberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Rubus allegheniensis / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Graves' blackberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

RAW/COOK

Spring

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet/spicy

RAW/DRY/COOK

Jul

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw, cooked or dried for later use. A pleasant sweet and somewhat spicy flavour. Young shoots - raw. They are harvested in the spring, peeled and used in salads.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Roots. Leaves. Bark.  Antihaemorrhoidal;  Antirheumatic;  Astringent;  Diuretic;  Ophthalmic;  Stimulant;  TB;  Tonic.(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+allegheniensis
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/blackberries-a-foragers-companion
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_allegheniensis (species)
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/blackberry.html  (good photos)
  5. https://plighttofreedom.com/common-blackberry