Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
I Hate Blackberries!
Angiosperms and Gymnosperms
"Does "blackberry" make you think of pies and jams? Well, meet the Himalayan blackberry. This noxious, invasive weed will quickly become the plant that you love to hate. You'll never look at one of those juicy berries the same way again."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Himalayan blackberry has become a dreaded and despised weed across the world. Where have they not spread their spiky tendrils?
What area has the dubious honor of being the original home of the Himalayan blackberry?
The Pacific Northwest
Himalayan blackberry has many vices. Which is NOT one of them?
Crowds out native plants
Leaves are poisonous to livestock
Blocks trails with impassable thickets
Dead canes are a fire hazard
Himalayan blackberries can quickly overtake an area. Which is NOT one of the ways that they can spread?
Canes root wherever they touch the ground
Animals eat the berries and spread the seeds
Roots send up suckers
Pieces of thorny cane become entangled in animal fur, fall out, and root
In which habitat do Himalayan blackberries cause the most problems?
Riparian areas near streams and rivers
What misguided but famous individual was responsible for the invasion of Himalayan blackberry in the Pacific Northwest?
In the past, ecologists actually recommended planting Himalayan blackberries in the Pacific Northwest.
Many weeds have natural controls- thing like bugs that eat them or diseases that plague them- that can be used to control them. Unfortunately for blackberry destroyers, natural controls for Himalayan blackberry are not available in the US, because of fears that they may infect cultivated blackberries. However, one natural control, scientifically known as Phragmidium violaceum, has been used in Australia and was discovered in 2005 on Himalayan blackberry in Oregon. What is Phragmidium violaceum?
A small mammal that eats blackberry leaves
A bacterial disease
A fungal disease
If you want to get rid of Himalayan blackberries, which method has the greatest chance of success?
Cut them down after flowering, dig up all root crowns, and spray any shoots that emerge in the fall with herbicides
Cut them down with a brush mower
Burn them to the ground
Spray them with herbicide in the early spring
Do Himalayan blackberries have any benefits whatsoever to the environment?
Only in their natural environment in their country of origin
No, they are an utterly useless pox upon the face of the earth
Yes, but they are outweighed by their deficits
Yes, they really are pretty benign and on the whole do more good than harm
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled May 19 13