Thimbleberry is a bush up to 3 m high with sweet, raspberry-like fruits, thorn-free stems, big white flowers and with fuzz covered, leaves resembling maple. It grows everywhere from low to subalpine elevations and can be found in the understory in open forests and on clearings.
The berries have been used by First Nations for food and medicine.
Because of its broad, soft, fluffy leaves, it can be used as toilet paper.