Botanical name: Rubus ulmifolius Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Elm-Leaf Blackberry is a scrambling shrub. Stems are low-arching and interlacing, distinctly whitish becoming reddish, sharply angled. Stems have few to many stout, erect to slightly hooked prickles on angles. Young stems are velvety. Leaves are compound with 5 leaflets, which are almost smooth on the upper surface, dense whitish on the underside, with toothed margins. Central leaflet is oblong to narrow-obovate, long-pointed, 3-8 x 2-5 cm, with stalk 1/3-2/5 length of the blade. Stipules are linear. Inflorescence is densely hairy with glands. Sepals are long-pointed, velvety and with very few, longer, simple hairs, usually without but sometimes with prickles. Petals rounded, strongly crinkled, bright pink. The fruit is a blackberry. Elm-Leaf Blackberry is native to Europe and Africa, naturalized in Kashmir.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Elm-Leaf Blackberry is ...