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Developing Thimbleberries To me these berries are somewhat of a disappointment. They tend to be rather mealy and tasteless. Having said that the flowers and the berries are quite showy. The berries are very high in vitamin C. The leaves can be used to make a tea but anyone who has had the need knows the leaves make a good “natural” toilet paper... big soft fuzzy leaves and no prickles! Canada,Geotagged,Rubus parviflorus,Spring,Thimbleberry Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Developing Thimbleberries

To me these berries are somewhat of a disappointment. They tend to be rather mealy and tasteless. Having said that the flowers and the berries are quite showy. The berries are very high in vitamin C. The leaves can be used to make a tea but anyone who has had the need knows the leaves make a good “natural” toilet paper... big soft fuzzy leaves and no prickles!

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  1. Ha - of the native berries out here, these are amongst my favorites... they remind me of smarties. Sure, they aren't as wildly delicious as blue/huckleberries or as amazing as wild strawberries, but for some reason I find them charming. Salmonberries on the other hand... they have a very pretty flower and usually no flavor at all. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Maybe my sampling has been of lower quality specimens! There seems to be enough around to sample but this being a rather dry spring they may not be at their best this year. I am in perfect agreement with you about Salmonberries. My favourite wild berry would have to be the coastal red huckleberry or when living in the interior of BC, the blue huckleberry from higher elevations. Gary Posted 9 months ago

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''Rubus parviflorus'', commonly called thimbleberry, is a species of ''Rubus'' native to North America.

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jun 7, 2019. Captured Jun 7, 2019 10:38 in 1791 Carrington Bay Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO1250
  • 60mm