As one of the most common berries, blackberries grow on plants that flourish in multiple settings, from ditches that run parallel to backcountry roads to near roaring streams and open fields. Contrary to the name, blackberries present more of a purple color than a black color. The berries posses bumps that run along the cone shaped fruit. Blackberry stems arch up to nine meters and the plant typically produces large compound leave that contain five or seven leaflets. The plant does not produce flowers, just quick to ripe berries that sustain you in the wild. With over 200 species, blackberries thrive virtually everywhere in the United States, with the exception of the desert southwest.