Trailing Raspberry grows in the moss on the floor of the Sitka spruce forest. The leaves have serrated margins and are divided into 5-leaflets, hence another common name five-leaved bramble. The flowers are solitary, white and have 5 petals. The tiny berries are red and are juicy and edible.
The species name pedatus means "foot" and perhaps suggests that the 5 leaflets look like 5-toed prints in the moss.