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Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

Description:

Branching to 4m tall, from branching rhizomes, often forming dense thickets; twigs zigzag, hairless, with scattered prickles, bark golden-brown. Leaves are alternate, deciduous, usually with 3 leaflets, dark-green, sharply toothed. Flowers are pink to red to reddish-purple (an unusual colour, perhaps closest to magenta), large (about 4cm) 1-2 or occasionally up to 4, on short branches. Fruits are yellow or reddish, mushy raspberries, edible but reviews range on flavour.

Habitat:

Moist to wet places (forests, disturbed sites) often abundant along stream edges, avalanche tracks and in wet logged areas; at low to subalpine elevations.

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1 Comment

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

lovely.

lana.decle
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lana.decle

Whistler Resort Municipality, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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