Also called a bramble, as are its sister-species in 🍇︎ blackberry/raspberry  genus Rubus, and its cousin-species in sister-genus 🌹︎ rose  genus Rosa — all with many prickles along their stems.

Despite its common name, botanically, its fruit is not a berry, but a "drupe".   The fruit color may be yellow, orange, or red.

Part of 🍇︎ blackberry/raspberry  genus Rubus in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA's Pacific Northwest, in damp areas, along the coast from Alaska's Aleutian Islands and South, to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California, but also extending up river valleys, into Idaho.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA).   And 🇯🇵 Japan and West Virginia, according to the USFS links ↓ below.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
 

Learn more about ◼︎🐟︎ salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

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