Brambles

Two known brambles in Florida are the Southern Dewberry and Blackberry

The Southern Dewberry has a beautiful pink shaded flower and is more of a ground vine.

Southern Dewberry | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden
Southern Dewberry | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden @ Chassahowitzka WMA
Southern Dewberry | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden
Southern Dewberry | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden @ Chassahowitzka WMA

The wild blackberries have smaller greener leaves, flowers petals are shaped differently and the plant itself is bushier.

Wild Blackberry | March 8 | Alice Mary Herden
Wild Blackberry | March 8 | Alice Mary Herden @ Chinsegut WEA

Brambles are prickly shrubs, and a favorite food source for wildlife like bears, deer, and birds. Beware, snakes are known to seek shelter amongst the thickets.

If you hang out around the blooms it can be a great opportunity to photograph a wide variety of insects.


Links:

http://www.floridaorienteering.org/nature/blackberries.htm

 

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