The flowers of common blackberry measure approximately 2 cm. in width. Each radially symmetrical bloom has a prominent center comprised of numerous stamens and pistils, surrounded by five broad, tapered, white petals and supported by five green sepals.
The juicy, berry-like fruit is dark purple to black and is arranged in a cone-shaped
The compound leaves are long, measuring approximately 7.5-15 cm. in length, and have three to seven lanceolate, dark green leaflets with toothed margins and prickly petioles.
Common blackberry grows best in dry prairie, woodland meadows, and along streams and roadsides.
Common blackberry is an edible plant that is commercially grown for consumption.
Other names attributed to common black berry include, highbush blackberry and Alleghany blackberry