Catalan common name : Abarta. Abatzer. Albarzer. Esbarcer. Morera. Morera salvatge. Morillera. Romeguer. Romiguera.
Spanish common name : Zarza.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Holoartica
Flowering time : June. July. August.
Life-forms : Phanerophyte. Semicaducifolious.
Habitat : Road sides. Near dry-masonry walls and torrents. Bramble patch.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs. Medicinal.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : Blackberries have stems (canes) that grow rapidly along the ground; full of prickles and leaves with three or five folioles. This is a very common plant, especially to wet soils, and the brambles can form impenetrable hedges. To distinguish it from Rubus caesius, we have to see if the leaf reverse is whitish and the flowers are pink (or at times white as well), as the latter species leaves are green on both sides and the flowers are always white. Flowering during April and May.