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SAWTOOTH BLACKBERRY
Blackberry; Prickly florida blackberry

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena carlini @ UCRC_ENT (11)

Andrena ceanothi @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Andrena confederata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Andrena crataegi @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Andrena cressonii @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Andrena forbesii @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Andrena hilaris @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ NCSU_ENT (8)
Apidae  Bombus bimaculatus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bombus griseocollis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Bombus pensylvanicus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bombus vagans @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Colletidae  Hylaeus affinis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Hylaeus illinoisensis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Hylaeus mesillae @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Gnomoniaceae  Gnomonia @ BPI (3)
Halictidae  Augochloropsis metallica @ BBSL (1)
Megachilidae  Hoplitis producta @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Megachile mendica @ UCRC_ENT (8)

Osmia lignaria @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Osmia pumila @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella rubi @ BPI (1)

Septoria rubi @ BPI (1)
Phragmidiaceae  Gymnoconia interstitialis @ BPI (7)

Gymnoconia peckiana @ BPI (1)

Kuehneola uredinis @ BPI (14)
_  Caeoma nitens @ BPI (1)

Irene calostroma @ BPI (1)

Kunkelia nitens @ BPI (4)

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Rubus argutus Link
sawtooth blackberry

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General Information
Symbol: RUAR2
Group: Dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Subshrub
Native Status : HI   I
L48   N
Other Common Names: Florida blackberry
Characteristics
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden . United States, LA. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 280. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
RUAB3 Rubus abundiflorus L.H. Bailey
RUBE3 Rubus betulifolius Small
RUFL5 Rubus floridensis L.H. Bailey
RUFL7 Rubus floridus Tratt.
RUIN12 Rubus incisifrons L.H. Bailey
RULO Rubus louisianus A. Berger
RUPE2 Rubus penetrans L.H. Bailey
RURH Rubus rhodophyllus Rydb.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Rubus L. – blackberry
Species Rubus argutus Link – sawtooth blackberry

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Hawaii prickly Florida blackberry Noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Rubus argutus prickly Florida blackberry This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FAC
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (RUAR2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUAB3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUAR2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUBE3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUFL5)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUFL7)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUIN12)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RULO)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUPE2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RURH)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (RUAR2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (RUAR2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (RUAR2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (RUAR2)
Related Websites
HI-Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies (RUAR2)
The Nature Conservancy: Wildland Weeds Management & Research Program (RUAR2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate Moderate Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate Moderate

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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