Rubus ulmifolius commonly known as elm-leaf blackberry in English and zarzamora in Spanish is a species of wild blackberry native to Western Europe, from the Netherlands south to Spain and Portugal, in Britain and Ireland, as well as NW Africa. It has been introduced widely and is invasive and a problem in parts of Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It colonizes natural and semi-natural ecosystems where it competes with and displaces native plant species and degrades habitats negatively impacting native fauna. It is a species of flower plant belonging to the Rubus L. genus and Rosaceae family. Few of the popular common names of the plant are Elm-leaved blackberry, Himalaya blackberry, Himalayan giant blackberry, zarza, zarzamora, Zarzamora, Elm-Leaved Bramble, Bramble and Burbank’s thorn less blackberry. It is a semi deciduous, prickly shrub with straight to curved thorns on the angles of the long canes pink flowers and red to black berry fruit.