Known to botanists as Rubus spectabilis, the Salmonberry is Pacific Northwest native. In some ways, the Salmonberry seems to be a botanical touchstone for the Pacific Northwest, since it's a native resident found from Northern California's Santa Cruz county, north up to Alaska, then east towards Idaho and Montana. In Washington state, the Salmonberry especially thrives west of the Cascades. It's a low shrub, with thorns, fond of roadsides, underbrush, and swampy areas. It's especially tolerant of shade and wet conditions. Although the Salmonberry is fairly easy to propagate, its native habit is rapidly being overgrown by the non-native intrusive Himalayan Blackberry.
Native Pacific Northwest berry
Ornamental Shrub or Noxious Weed?