Rosaceae
Rubus pedatus

Strawberry Bramble

Trailing and rooting at nodes. Stems thornless. Leaves with long erect petioles arising at nodes, divided palmately. Leaflets 3–5, oval, with sharply cut teeth. Flowers solitary on long stalks about same height as leaves, 5 small white petals clearly separated, reflexed when fully open. Fruit bright red and juicy, shiny, 1–6 separate drupelets in cluster. Grows in moist mossy woods, along streams, bog margins, from near coast to subalpine and nearly timberline. Fruit small but tasty. Can be confused with R. lasiococcus, with only 3 leaflets and broader petals.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes