Thimbleberry

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Thimbleberry

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Description

The Rubus parviflorus is the only member of its species (including blackberries and rasberries) in Western Washington that does not have thorns. Grows two to ten feet tall, with cane-like stems and shredding, brown bark. Leaves are decidous, alternate, and shaped like maple leaves. Flowers are large (one and a half inches across) and white with petals that look like crumpled tissue paper. Berries are red, slightly fuzzy, and look and detach like rasberries. Spreads by a vigorous underground stem system.Habitat

Open areas such as roadsides, clearings, and shorelines, or under a light forest canopy.  An excellent choice for steep slopes, due to its good soil-binding abilities.  Intolerant of saturated soils.  Full sun to partial shade.

Beneficial Uses

Open areas such as roadsides, clearings, and shorelines, or under a light forest canopy.  An excellent choice for steep slopes, due to its good soil-binding abilities.  Intolerant of saturated soils.  Full sun to partial shade.