(Rubus spectabilis – Family Rosaceae)
The structure is more like the raspberry as it pulls away from its receptacle like the raspberry.
The reddish or orangey-yellow fruit is found in North America as far north as Alaska, but generally flourishing in the Pacific north-west altitudes.
It is just one of the numerous berries North American Indians gathered to incorporate into pemmican. It is said that the name came about because of the First Nations fondness for eating the berries with half-dried salmon roe.
In our book, Green Timbers: Surrey’s Urban Forest Park, the Salmonberry is a prominent feature of the forest with a trail being named after it.