Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) belongs to the Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a deciduous shrub that is native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California. This shrub grows in moist forests and stream margins, especially in the coastal forests, and it can reach 1-4 m in height. The leaves are trifoliate with ovate leaflets, the terminal leaflet larger than the two side leaflets. The margins of leaflet are doubly serrate or lobed and serrate. The bright pink to dark red flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. The fruits are aggregates of drupelets, ripen yellow to red, often salmon colored, and edible. The berries were eaten with salmon or mixed with Oolichan grease or salmon roe by the indigenous peoples.