Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Rubus parviflorus -- (Thimbleberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Rubus parviflorus

The red, raspberry-like fruit is edible.

Location: Tahoma Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Tahoma Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7414, -121.9027, 2183
Date: August 2, 2014
Rubus parviflorus

The leaves are broad and palmately lobed with sharp teeth. The stems lack thorns.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: June 10, 2014
Rubus parviflorus

Common at lower elevations, often alongside roads and in moist woods, the large white flower with textured petals is quite distinctive. The plants often form large clumps.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: June 10, 2014

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