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Rubus spp.

A generic term for several species of Rubus. They have hurtful spines and one viney, low-growing species is called "rip shin" for obvious reasons. These white flowered members of the rose family prefer disturbed ground and are commonly found along roadsides.

Photo of Brambles

Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension