Page author: David Giblin
Rubus spectabilis
salmonberry
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

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.

Flowers: March-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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
Publication: Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 348, plate 16. 1813.

Synonyms:
Parmena spectabilis Greene
Rubus franciscanus Rydb.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. fransiscanus (Rydb.) J.T. Howell
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. spectabilis
Rubus stenopetalus Cham.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Rubus spectabilis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Rubus spectabilis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rubus spectabilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rubus spectabilis photos.

USDA Plants: Rubus spectabilis information.

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