Karma, it's a good thing!* You poor dear.* Sounds like you should have worn rose pruning gloves that extend up the arms.* I have no clue how long it takes for the berries to ripen, but they are quite toxic.*
I've read about wire grass and that's some nasty sruff too.* I don't know what the nasty smelling weed is but maybe tree of heaven?
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.