Ribes missouriense Nutt. - Missouri Gooseberry

Ribes missouriense plant

Family - Grossulariaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Ribes missouriense stem

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Ribes missouriense leaves

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Ribes missouriense flower

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Rocky woods, open dry woods, thickets, upland and lowland borders of woods, previously grazed areas, previously clear-cut areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This popular species can be found throughout Missouri but is apparently absent from the bootheel counties of the state. It is the most common species of Ribes in the state. The plant can be identified by its white flowers, lobed leaves, and spined nodes of the stem.
The plant has been cultivated widely for its edible fruits.

Photographs taken in the Piney Creek Wilderness, MO., 4-4-04.


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