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Thimbleberry - Rubus Parviflorus - Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson, June 2009

Thimbleberry (aka Western Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Mountain Sorrel, White Flowering Raspberry, Western Thimble Raspberry) Rubus parviflorus.  Family: Rosaceae / Rose Habitat: Dry open woods Height: 1 1/2 - 8 feet Flower size: 1-2 inch Flower color: white Edibility:  Berry, leaves as medicinal tea, shoots as greens


June 21st - June 24th, 2009 - Report by Erik Anderson

The wildflowers have really sprung up in the last three weeks.  I spent several days along the Arrowhead Trail at McFarland Lake, Little John Lake, Border Route Trail, etc.  Even during those days so much more opened up.  For example, when I arrived, thimbleberries and oxeye daisy were in bud, but were in full bloom as I left.

Here's what I found at McFarland/Pine (Entry Point #68):

Raspberry Wild Geranium Dandelion
Thimbleberry Wild Rose Yellow Hawkweed
Bunchberry Starflower Blue Bead Lily
Ox Eye Daisy Strawberry Mountain Ash
Purple Vetch Lily of the Valley Purple Clover
Dogwood Cowslip White Clover
Blueberry Devils Paintbrush Buttercup
Red Baneberry Columbine Fringed Bindweed
Pale Vetchling Wildlife:  Fawn & Doe Wildlife:  Eagle
Wildlife:  Mergansers Wildlife:  Otters Wildlife:  Pileated

Here's what I found on the Border Route Trail (Entry Point #83)

Buttercup Sarsaparilla Pyrola
Mertensia Linnea / Twin Flower Devils Paintbrush
Bunchberry Starflower Blue Bead Lily
Blackberry Strawberry Pale Vetchling
Twisted Stalk Lily of the Valley Nodding Trillium

Here's what I found at Little John / John (Entry Point #69):

Mouse eared Chickweed Columbine Dandelion
Fringed Bindweed Bunchberry Yellow Hawkweed
Ox Eye Daisy Dogwood Mountain Ash
Yellow Pond Lily Lily of the Valley Clover (White/Purple)
Blueberry Devils Paintbrush Buttercup
Pale Vetchling Wildlife:  Loons Wildlife:  Beaver


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