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8. Western Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
Collected: 1806 Apr 15 - The Dalles, Oregon
Western Thimbleberry
Western Thimbleberry
Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium
University of Cincinnati
Western Thimbleberry
Western Thimbleberry
Photographer: Victor Soukup
Western Thimbleberry
Western Thimbleberry
Photographer: Victor Soukup
Western Thimbleberry
Western Thimbleberry
Photographer: Victor Soukup

Description: "The shrub which I have heretofore confounded with this [Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)] grows in similar situations, has a stem precisely like it except the thorn and bears a large three loabed leaf." [Lewis. 1806 Apr 8] (Thwaites. 1904. Vol. 4, Part 2, p. 256.)

Journal Entry 1806 Apr 15: "At three in the afternoon, we came to the mouth of Quinett creek, which we ascended a short distance and encamped for the night, at the spot we had called Rock fort. Here we were soon visited by some of the people from the great narrows and falls: and on our expressing a wish to purchase horses, they agreed to meet us to-morrow on the north side of the river where we would open a traffic." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 2, p. 241.)