Rubus parviflorus “Thimbleberry” Rosaceae

Tacoma, WA
May 2013
Robert Niese

Thimbleberry is an abundant edible berry found throughout forests in the west. They tend to grow best in disturbed areas such as roadsides, landslides, and clear cuts.

Rubus spectabilis “Salmonberry” Rosaceae

Tacoma, WA
May 2013
Robert Niese

These are definitely some of my favorite PNW fruits. You can easily identify a Salmonberry bush by its unique 3-part leaves. Look for the bottom two leaflets that are shaped like the wings of a butterfly!