Rubus nebulosus


This prickly vine is often confused with the introduced Blackberry. Both have leaves with five toothed leaflets arising from one point, but the underside of the leaflets of the native is green, rather than whitish, as in Blackberry. Additionally, the two pairs of leaflets are usually more or less equal in size, while in Blackberry the lowest pair is often only half the size of the second pair.

The flowers have five broad petals and appear in summer in clusters in the forks of the leaves. The fruit, which is not often seen, is a round, dark red raspberry, resembling the cultivated Boysenberry in flavour

Bodalla area, NSW to southeast QLD