Salmonberries are a local Alaskan favorite. The plant is a perennial herb that grows in thick patches that are from 3-10' tall. Each plant has an erect, unbranched stem with numerous lance-shaped leaves and flowers on its upper half. The flowers are showy, about 1.5" across with 4 deep-pink petals, and produce fluffy, airborne seed. The berries resemble large raspberries but have a distinct reddish-orange coloring. Salmonberries are a pioneer species that can form spectacular stands in that have been disturbed by logging or fires.
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