The Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) belongs to Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a deciduous shrub that is native to western and northern North America, and the Great Lakes region. This shrub grows in forest clearings, and along roadsides, and it can reach up to 2.5 m in heght. It has no prickles. The leaves are palmate with five lobes. The white flowers bloom in spring through early summer. The fruits are edible aggregate of numerous drupelets, and ripen to a bright red in mid to late summer.