Because of their excellent flavor, Nagoon berries are a favorite for eating fresh, making jelly or wine. They are closely related to R. articus and considered to be a form of that species. The spineless groundcover grows to six inches tall. The plant has attractive pink flowers and produces small, very flavorful, red, raspberry like fruit ripe in August. The flowers are either male or female with boht sexes eventually present in the same plant. It is easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade. This plant is smaller than R. articus and has smaller fruits. These plants were collected near Juneau, Alaska.