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#251 Salmonberry

| August 5, 2009

Unripened Salmon Berry. Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Island, Washington State. Rubus spectabilis are native to the west coast of the United States from Alaska to California. They look much like a raspberry, but are less robust in flavor. They are good eaten raw and can be preserved, but taste best when mixed with another […]

#250 Wild Rose

| August 5, 2009

Wild Rose on Cantilever Point, Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Islands. Wild roses grow in Asia, Europe and North America.   It is a deciduous shrub and grows up to 4 feet tall.  The fruit of the wild rose — rose hips — can be harvested for jams, jellies teas and even wine.  Rose hip soup, […]