Ihik’aqwaoz’ (Lilwat) – Thimbleberry – Rubus Parviflorus

General Description: Dense deciduous shrub with white flowers and delicious fruit

Growing Pattern: Can be used as a hedge or ornamental shrub

Height: 1-2 meters tall

Soil Type: Slightly acidic well-drained soil. Doesn’t like wet soils.

Watering: Medium

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Usually found at: Along roadsides, railroad tracks, forest clearings, thickets

Edibility: Tasty raw or dried. High in vitamin A & C. Makes great jam. Dried leaves can be used to treat wounds, burns and acne. Leaves make tea used for nausea and diarrhea. Young shoots are also edible, sweet.