April 14, 2009

  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

    “If hemlock forms the weft of the woods, then salmonberry makes the woof-at least in countless swales and slopes where the yellow canes run at all angles to the walker who would needle his way through. Often the appearance of a magenta rose among the salmonberry provides the first outrageous sign of spring’s forthcoming.”

    Robert Michael Pyle, Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land (1986)