What Is a Brambleberry?

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Berries that grow on thorny canes or trailing vines, called brambles, are considered brambleberries. These include fruits such as blackberries, boysenberries and raspberries. A bramble is any rough, tangled, prickly shrub, or any hybrid of similar appearance with thorny stems.

Usually the term “bramble” refers to blackberry bushes. Brambles grow abundantly in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Most brambles have long, arching canes. Many species breed fruit. The term bramble originally came from a specific blackberry bush with thorny stems that grew abundantly throughout the British Isles. The species is important for its wildlife value. The flowers and fruit of bramble plants attract nectar-feeding butterflies and hummingbirds.