Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

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  • Salmonberry | Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Salmonberry | Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Russian Berry

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Size

3-9 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Spring - Early Summer

Bloom Color

Red

Attracts

Songbirds, Gamebirds, Wildlife.

Can I eat Salmonberry?

Salmonberries are edible can be eaten raw, made in jam, caddies or wine. Native Americans traditionally ate them with Salmon.

Salmonberry Habitat

Salmonberries (Rubus spectabilis) thrive from the Pacific Northwest along the coast through Alaska. They are often seen along low-lying streambeds or moist forest floors. They require a fair amount of water and sunshine.

Salmonberry Facts

Salmonberries (Rubus spectabilis) are a shrub that can grow as high as 9 ft. It has reddish-purple blooms and thick, bright showy foliage. Its edible berries have a similar structure to raspberries (fruit pulls away from receptacle) and resembles a blackberry. If conditions are right; Salmonberries can form a nearly impenetrable thicket. Their fruit is an incredibly important source of food for a wide variety wildlife and was also used heavily by Native American Tribes.

Salmonberry Distribution



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