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PostTue Jul 13, 2021 3:59 pm 
My bike ride today brought me past a church. I noticed they were using cloudberries as a ground cover. It is native to Scandinavia as well as northern states like Alaska, Maine, and Minnesota. I was able to pick enough to make a pie. A Google search showed someone had seen them on Mt Pilchuck. I am wondering if the person might have mistaken salmonberry for cloudberry.  Has anyone in this forum ever seen cloudberries in Washington state? Where?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_chamaemorus

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PostTue Jul 13, 2021 5:21 pm 
I have not.
I sent an inquiry to a personal friend who used to live in Alaska. The Wikipedia page says their native habitat range extends to 78° N
Will let you know what I find out.

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PostTue Jul 13, 2021 5:32 pm 
Thank you. The person who wrote the article said he saw the cloudberries at 5,000 ft on Mt Pilchuck. Here is the article. https://farmflavor.com/alaska/alaska-crops-livestock/what-are-cloudberries/

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PostTue Jul 13, 2021 8:28 pm 
friend who used to live just outside Fairbanks wrote:
Sounds really familiar but I can’t remember actually seeing them. Looks like they probably grow around Fairbanks area.

(* I am assuming the second sentence is the response to the information in the Wikipedia article. *)


If I were to find some, I'm sure I could make jam from them too! up.gif

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PostWed Jul 21, 2021 9:42 pm 
I have seen them in many places around Redmond and Kirkland used as ground cover in landscaping. It is not hard to imagine that any non native plant used in landscaping can also spread occasionally to trails.

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