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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

G. R. W. Meadly

Keywords

Western Australia, Weeds, Contaminants, Identification, Blackberry, Rubus fruticosus L.

First Page Number

101

Last Page Number

110

Abstract

The blackberry is regarded by many people as the source of a tasty fruit prized for jam-making, but it is a problem to the man on the land in many parts of the world. It occurs extensively in south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania, and is also abundant in Darts of New Zealand.

The blackberry or bramble is native to Europe but is now naturalised in many countries. At first cultivated for edible fruits, it has now become established on hundreds of acres of good land in the higher rainfall areas of the South-West. Although favouring the fertile valleys, plants also grow vigorously on hillsides.

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