is another member of the genus, Rubus that provides delicious berries
to pick. While this plant produces tasty berries and has lovely blooms for
the pollinators, it is a ruthless invader from India that has overtaken many native plant communities across the Pacific Northwest. Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus
Discolor) is a widespread invasive species that creates dense thickets of
thorny brambles along roadsides and in clearings. I have observed this plant
out-competing countless native species including other berry-producing brambles such as blackcap raspberry.