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Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis



First Noted by Expedition
April 15, 1806, at The Dalles, Oregon.
 

Description
An erect or sometimes leaning shrub with weakly armed stems, bright pink flowers, and yellow or salmon red fruits that resemble a cultivated blackberry in all but color. Height: 3-12 ft (0.9-3.6 m).
 

Habitat
Moist woods, streambanks, sunny slopes well watered by seeps.
 

Range
Alaska to northwestern California, mostly along the coast and in adjacent mountains, but also eastward to northern Idaho and western Montana.
 

Note
On moist, sunny slopes in the Cascades, salmonberry can form impenetrable thickets. Indians ate not only the berries but also the tender young shoots.

Species information from enature.com
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