Vascular Plants - Rosaceae - Rubus:
Rubus spectabilis
Page Author: David Giblin
salmonberry 
Blooms: March-June
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Lowland moist woods and swamps to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Species Description:

General: Rhizomatous, thicket-forming, woody perennial 1-3 m. tall, the stems bristly at least below, the bark brown and shredding.
Leaves: Leaves trifoliate, the leaflets ovate, nearly glabrous, doubly serrate, the terminal one 4-9 cm. long, the others smaller, often lobed.
Flowers: Flowers 1-2 on short leafy branches; calyx pubescent, the 5 lobes ovate-lanceolate, pointed, spreading, 9-15 mm. long; petals 5, purplish-red, obovate-elliptic, half again as long as the sepals; stamens 75-100; pistils numerous.
Fruits: Drupelets yellow to reddish, weakly coherent, coming free from the receptacle.
Accepted Name:
Rubus spectabilis Pursh
Synonyms:
Rubus franciscanus Rydb.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. fransiscanus (Rydberg) J. T. Howell
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. spectabilis
Rubus stenopetalus Chamisso

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Rubus spectabilis
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Rubus spectabilis specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Rubus spectabilis specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Rubus spectabilis treatment.

E-Flora BC: Rubus spectabilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus spectabilis images.

USDA Plants Database: Rubus spectabilis.
Additional photographs of Rubus spectabilis:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Tad Dillhoff, 2003

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Ben Legler, 2005

H. Tim Gladwin, 1985

H. Tim Gladwin, 1983

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Tim Hagan, 2003

Chris Wood, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2009

Paul Slichter, 2009

Paul Slichter, 2009

Douglas Houck, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2013

Daniel McNair , 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2014

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016
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