Taxon  Report   7200    
Rubus parviflorus  Nutt.
Western thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rubus parviflorus
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Rubus parviflorus
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Rubus parviflorus, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Rubus parviflorus
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Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Rubus
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rubus parviflorus var. velutinus
ICPN: Rubus parviflorus f. parahypomalacus
ICPN: Rubus parviflorus var. parviflorus
More information about  Rubus parviflorus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).