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Western Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), is a dense shrub up to 8 feet tall often growing in large clumps which spread through the plant's underground rhizome. It is a form of raspberry but unlike most other members of the genus, it has no prickles. It produces a tart edible composite fruit around a centimeter in diameter, which ripen to a bright red in mid to late summer. When picked,  a hollow fruit which bears a resemblance to a thimble results, perhaps giving the plant its name.
Western Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), is a dense shrub up to 8 feet tall often growing in large clumps which spread through the plant's underground rhizome. It is a form of raspberry but unlike most other members of the genus, it has no prickles. It produces a tart edible composite fruit around a centimeter in diameter, which ripen to a bright red in mid to late summer. When picked, a hollow fruit which bears a resemblance to a thimble results, perhaps giving the plant its name.
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