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