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General: Rose Family (Rosaceae). Salmonberry is a deciduous rhizomatous shrub, usually 1-4 m tall, with erect or arching stems. The stems are often densely prickly on the upper portions of new growth. The twigs in winter tend to have a distinctive golden-brown to rust-red color. The flowers are large (about 1.5 inches across) and borne singly. Salmonberry blooms in early spring with beautiful deep pink rose-like flowers. The leaves are pinnately compound. The fruits are raspberry-like, round, and yellow to orange to deep red.