Rubus spectabilis
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: lila-ulhp
  • Description: Deciduous shrub with bright green leaves, magenta flowers in early spring, and brightly colored red, orange, and yellow berries, up to 3m tall.
  • Habitat: Part shade to full sun on moist soils.
  • Harvest: New shoots in early spring; berries in early-to-mid summer.
  • Edibility: Berries are tasty raw, in jam, or in baked goods. New shoots are eaten peeled, raw or cooked.
  • Fun Fact: When lila-ulhp berries ripen, it’s a sign that the spring salmon run will begin soon.

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