thimbleberry, western thimbleberry
[Rubacer parviflorum (Nutt.) Rydb., more...]
Etymology: Rubus: Latin name for "bramble" or "blackberry"
Plants: erect, perennial, 18"-40" tall shrub; stems with no prickles
Leaves: round to kidney-shaped, maple-like, 4"- 8" wide, with 5 shallow, toothed, pointed lobes
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide; inflorescence of a few flowers in cyme-like, long-stalked cluster; blooms June-July
Fruits: red, fuzzy, 1/2" thick berry
Habitat: partial sun; moderate moisture; forests, woods
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACU+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"