Rubus parviflorus

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Rubus parviflorus
Rubus parviflorus

Species Name: Rubus parviflorus
Common Name: Thimbleberry

Similar to western blackberry but without thorns. Produces edible berries that look like a pink thimble. Taste varies. Grows upright, forming open thickets. Flower petals are tissue-like. Excellent for wildlife and erosion control near streams.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 5' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Thicket forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Open woods and canyons below 8,000'

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