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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: 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:  It looks like others in the raspberry family, except the fruit of a black raspberry has a solid white core, rather than being hollow, as with raspberries.  Also, the cane (stem or branch) is smooth and ridged like celery, instead of round as with raspberries or fuzzy as with wineberries.

 

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
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_allegheniensis
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/blackberry.html  (good photos)
  5. https://plighttofreedom.com/common-blackberry