A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York
With 200 or so species in the area it's a prickly intellectual endeavor to identify a particular specimen that's best left to a specialist. Getting a name isn't worth the effort but getting photos and picking berries is well worth braving the numerous prickles and getting a few scratches. Well maybe more than a few, the very substantial and sharp prickles (not thorns) can easily penetrate denim jeans
First year canes (primocane) grow to their full length but do not produce flowers. In the second year the cane (now called a floricane) does not grow any longer but instead grows from lateral buds that produce flowers.
Flowers - June 9
Berries - July 26
Well, not a really a berry. Botanically it's an aggregate fruit made up of small drupelets