Thimble Berry Flower

Nice healthy thimbleberry bush at the front of our yard. They are edible but sort of fuzzy, I don’t like the texture but I do like the flowers.

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2 Responses to Thimble Berry Flower

  1. hernibs says:

    Yes, edible but not valued for preserves. The fruit is very seedy. The leaves are used to line baskets for carrying soft fruit or delicate items. Whole plant is rich in vitamin C.
    Young shoots in early spring are peeled and eaten raw or cooked like asparagus.
    The leaves are astringent. An infusion used internally for stomach complaints, diarrhea and dysentery, anaemia, the spitting up of blood and vomiting.
    An infusion has been taken by women when their periods are unusually long.
    A poultice of dried powdered leaves to treat wounds and burns.
    Leaves crushed and rubbed over the skin or decoction of roots to treat pimples and blackheads.
    A poultice of the leaf ashes, mixed with oil, to treat swellings.
    Root infusion has been used for stomach disorders, diarrhea and dysentery
    A soap is obtained from the boiled bark.
    A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

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  2. lovealways7 says:

    Edible? Some benefits are hard to find…🌞

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