Blackcap Raspberry

Rubus leucodermis
  • Hul’qumi’num Name:  tsulqama’
  • Description: Deciduous shrub growing up to 2m tall. Leaves have three sharp-toothed leaflets with white undersides and hooked prickles covering bluish-white stems.
  • Habitat:  Grows mainly in open forests, fields and disturbed sites. Prefer well-drained, drier areas.
  • Harvest: Flowers bloom May-June with fruit ripening July-August
  • Edibility: Delicious berries! The leaves can also be harvested for tea and the young shoots can be peeled, eaten raw, or cooked.
  • Fun Fact: The berries are highly pigmented and can be used for purple dyes.

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