Common in forest and woodland trails at the preserve.
Flowering begins in May, berries ripen in late June and July.
Flowers appear to be crinkled.
The "black" berries are ready to taste.
left - mature leaf
right - fall coloration
Himalayan berry generally has 5
leaflets on green to reddish stems,
while the California native blackberry
(below) has 3 in a group on green stems
California Blackberry leaf for comparison
to plants next