Thimbleberry is a deciduous shrub that grows along the edges of forests and shorelines. It grows up to 6' and has stems without thorns that support large leaves that are maple-leaf shaped. The loosely clustered white flowers have 5 petals that look crinkled like tissue paper. The 1.5-2" flowers give way to fruit that is red and raspberry-shaped. Flavor of the berries varies from woody to delicious.