OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Ribes cynosbati

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Ribes cynosbati

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-02-004:

Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Grossularia cynosbati

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry


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image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grcy_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm140418_320

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Glandular hairs on ovary become stiff spines on mature fruit; stamens 1-2mm, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm140418_323

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm150425_837

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fruit hispid; peduncles 7-25mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm150425_838

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_160655

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm140519_927

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Leaves 1-5cm long and wide, serrate with rounded teeth, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Ribes cynosbati, Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

JK Marlow    jkm160503_182

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Ribes cynosbati

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ribes cynosbati

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-02-004:
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grossularia cynosbati

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3677

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: Moist slopes, periglacial boulderfields, talus, grassy balds, especially at medium to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender nodal spines

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Bisexual

Flowers usually solitary, or 2-3

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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