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The Allegheny Blackberry is a multi-stemmed shrub, measuring 6 to 12 feet wide, and around 3 to 6 feet tall. The bark takes on a purlish-red color and is well armed with small thorns called prickles.
The leaves are dark green in summer months, but come fall season, they can turn orange, purple and red. The blackberries themselves are raspberry-like and cluster similarly.
During the middle of spring is when one can find the greatest bloom, then as summer arrives, the plant begins producing fruit and seeds.
The fruit is the star of this plant and like most wild berries can be used in a variety of recipes. Enjoy the fruit fresh off the bush (after a good washing of course), cooked in a pie or cobbler, or even dried for mixing in with your favorite trail mix.
Some people describe the taste as being pleasantly sweet, with a hint of spicy flavor. People have chewed on the root to treat a coated tongue, and a wash made from a root infusion has been used as a wash for irritated eyes.
Finally, the leaves themselves can be used as an astringent.