Montana Outdoors

August 10, 2009

Thimbleberry

Filed under: Autumn, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: , — montucky @ 6:43 pm

Rubus parviflorus. They start out by producing these fairly large blossoms (2.5 inches across) in early June.

Thimbleberry

The fruit, which is still ripening now at the higher elevations, is the same size as and visually resembles raspberries athough a little flatter and thinner, but with a delicious taste all its own. The leaves are huge and distinctive.

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

Yesterday in one area along the trail for perhaps half a mile there were hundreds of these plants, all bearing ripe fruit. Autumn is here.

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