It's blackberry season in the Pacific Northwest. This invasive species, Rubus armeniacus (commonly known as Himalayan blackberry) has long been incorrectly known scientifically as Rubus procerus or Rubus discolor in North America (and in fact, I'm not sure if the common name now reflects the true origin of the plant - Armenian blackberry would be better). For the story, see “Rubus armeniacus - a correct name for Himalayan blackberries” via Botanical Electronic News, Number 230.
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