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The Flora of Mount Shasta

Thimbleberry

Rose Family (Roseaceae) Rubus parviflorus
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Thimbleberry

Flower: White to pink

Blooms: May to July

Leaves: Simple, 3 to 8 inch diameter with 3 to 5 palmate lobes, serrate margins

Height: A shrub 2 to 6 feet high

Stem: Weak, canelike, unarmed stem Thimbleberry

Found: Widely distributed geographically and elevationally on moist, shady sites

Tidbits: Thimbleberries were used fresh and dried, pounded with meat to form pemmican. A fair to outstanding wildlife browse plant. The fruit is eaten by birds and mammals.

 

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