Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of NPS, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

Salmonberry

Scientific name
Rubus spectabilis
Plant Family
Resembling a blackberry, its bright pink flowers bloom early in the season. The salmon-colored berries are often the first ripe berries of the year. Stems are prickly, and leaves come in threes.
Identification Hints

Resembling a blackberry, its bright pink flowers bloom early in the season. The salmon-colored berries are often the first ripe berries of the year. Stems are prickly, and leaves come in threes.

Did You Know?

According to the USFS, the leaves of Salmonberry appear in the early spring, sometimes before the snow has melted. It will produce flowers between March and June and can produce fruit any time between May and August.

States
AK, CA, ID, OR, WA