|The Crinkle-leaf Creeper|
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Early this summer John came upon some interesting ground cover at the Senior Center. It had orange-yellow berries. John did some research and learned the plant is "Crinkle-leaf Creeper" (scientific name: rubus calycinoides) and the berries are edible! He shared some with me, so sweet and tangy. We found the creeper in parking lot islands throughout the city -- PCC, City Hall/Library, and the Senior Center. The berries are out of season now, but don't miss out next Spring and early Summer; and no thorns to avoid!
Are there nurseries that sell them? The city might know of some. Here's a link to the WSU extension website, where the plant is described: http://www.pnwplants.wsu.edu/
Thanks for your find John... and all your Redmond nature photos over the years.
Here's to some good picking!