Blackberry, As Found At Bakers Bay Campground

A Mass Of Blackberry Plants
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Dense foliage defined a mass of blackberry plants lining the creek edge. A few ripe blackberries were visible and easily reached to pick.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:41:34 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4225
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Wide And Deep
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The blackberry plants ran all the way from the road to the bridge over the creek and picked up again on the other side of the bridge. Here, you could see them reaching our at least 4 meters (12 feet) from the creek edge into the field.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:41:42 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4226
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The Leaf Shape
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The blackberry leaf is oval shaped with a point at the end and with rough edges. Several leafs sprout from a single stem.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:41:49 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4227
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Thorns On Stem
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The blackberry stem is covered in sharp thorns. It is these thorns that make picking blackberries difficult.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:42:31 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4231
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Criss-Crossed Stems
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The stems of the blackberry grow in random directions, criss crossing to create a dense undergrowth that is difficult to penetrate.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:42:31 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4232
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Long Sleeves Required
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Here a young woman picks blackberries. Notice that she is wearing long sleeves to protect her arms from the thorns.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:42:40 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4233
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Shoots To Expand
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The blackberry grows long shoots (long stems) that arc over to find new dirt in which to grow. This behavior allows the plant to expand its territory.


Wild Blackberries   •  Baker Bay Campground and Marina   •  35635 Shoreview Drive, Dorena, OR 97434 external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:42:52 Tuesday 25 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 October 2105)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4235
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