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High-Bush Blackberry

Categories: Vii Wild Food On The Trail

Throughout the northern states as far west as Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri

and down to North Carolina, you may find the _high-bush blackberry_. Its

stems are sometimes ten feet high; they are furrowed and thorny and the

bush grows along country roads, by fences, and in the woods. The berries

are sweet, but quite seedy. They grow in long, loose clusters and ripen

in July.