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Scientific Name:

Rubus parviflorus


Thimbleberry is a native deciduous shrub with large, palmately lobed leaves and delicate white to pinkish flowers. It produces juicy red berries that resemble thimbles.


Thimbleberry is native to North America and is commonly found in moist, wooded areas, forest clearings, and along streams and rivers.


Thimbleberry provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species. Birds, such as thrushes and jays, are attracted to the berries for food, while the dense foliage offers cover and nesting sites for small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Thimbleberry prefers partial shade to full sun and moist, well-drained soil.


The berries of Thimbleberry are edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, and pies. The leaves can be used to make herbal teas.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Fruits can be eaten raw or used in jams, jellies, desserts

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Fun Facts:

Thimbleberry is also known as "salmonberry" or "western thimbleberry".

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Leslie Seaton from Seattle, WA, USA

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