Montana Outdoors

June 5, 2009

For two senses

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 4:20 pm

It is difficult to decide if the beauty of the blossom is transcended by the flavor of the berry.

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus

(If you are not familiar with these, the berries are somewhat similar to raspberries and are incredibly delicious.)

15 Comments »

  1. I have never had any, but perhaps I should seek some out and try them.

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    Comment by scienceguy288 — June 5, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    • You would certainly enjoy them, but I don’t think they grow in your area.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  2. The flavor of the berry transcends the blossom – Yum! Double Yum! Will you make us a pie? 🙂

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    Comment by Maureen — June 5, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    • Collecting enough Thimbleberries for a pie is a rather heroic task: would you settle for Huckleberry?

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  3. Love the last photo. Perfectly shy!

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    Comment by Bo — June 5, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  4. I’ve never had a taste of Thimbleberry. The last photo of the closed flower and buds is a lovely capture. 🙂

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    Comment by Anna Surface — June 6, 2009 @ 6:03 am

  5. A very difficult choice to make!

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — June 6, 2009 @ 11:48 am

  6. Very pretty, I’m not familiar with them.

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    Comment by Candace — June 6, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    • They are fairly common here in western Montana, mostly in the canyons of small streams, always near water. In another month the berries will be ripe. The flesh of the berries is thin but delicious, slightly tart but full of flavor.

      Thank you for visiting!

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      Comment by montucky — June 6, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  7. I’m sure it’s all the prettier for the taste of it’s berry!

    I found some berries growing along one of my running routes.I don’t know if they are black berries or raspberries. wanting to go back to pick them but they seem rather small and am waiting to see if they turn black. I did see a lady with a baggie of black berries, I think she was picking them. I just haven’t seen any of them black yet…guess she got them all!

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    Comment by silken — June 6, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    • We don’t have wild blackberries here, but I have fond memories of picking them in the Seattle area when I lived there. They grew in abundance!

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      Comment by montucky — June 6, 2009 @ 8:39 pm


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