Salmonberry

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Salmonberry
Salmonberry fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. spectabilis
Binomial name
Rubus spectabilis
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Salmonberries (Rubus spectabilis) are a type of fruit. They are in the rose family Rosaceae They are native and widespread in areas of Alaska, predominantly the southeast. They come in red and orange varieties. They fruit in early summer and are used by many to make jams, juices, and other such products. They are considered to be a weed and reproduce and spread rapidly. The berries can be eaten raw, straight from the source. They co-exist with huckleberries, blueberries, thimbleberries, and other such plants in the Tongass National Forest.