Ribes hirtellum


Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 111. 1803 ,.

Common names: Wild gooseberry groseillier hérissé
Synonyms: Ribes hirtellum var. calcicola (Fernald) Fernald Ribes hirtellum var. saxosum (Hooker) Fernald Ribes oxyacanthoides var. calcicola Fernald Ribes oxyacanthoides var. hirtellum (Michaux) Scoggan Ribes oxyacanthoides var. saxosum (Hooker) Coville
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 36. Mentioned on page 10, 13.

Plants 0.5–1.5 m. Stems erect to sprawling, glabrous or pubescent, glabrescent; spines at nodes absent or 1–3, 3–8 mm; prickles on internodes absent, sometimes present, scattered. Leaves: petiole 0.7–1.5(–2) cm, pilose; blade roundish to rhombic, 5–7-lobed, cleft nearly 1/2 to midrib, 1–2.5 cm, base broadly cuneate to truncate, surfaces softly pubescent to glabrous, not glandular, lobes cuneate, long-deltate, margins toothed, apex broadly acute. Inflorescences pendent, solitary flowers or 2–3-flowered corymbs, 0.5–1.5 cm, axis glabrous or sparsely pilose. Pedicels not jointed, 2–5 mm, glabrous; bracts ovate to deltate, 1–2 mm, villous-ciliate with simple hairs. Flowers: hypanthium greenish white, obconic to campanulate, 2–3 mm, glabrous or pilose to densely pilose; sepals not overlapping, erect, recurved in age, greenish white or with purplish tinge along margins, broadly oblong, 3–4 mm; petals connivent, erect, white to purple tinged, spatulate-obovate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1.7–2.5 mm; nectary disc not prominent; stamens 2 times as long as petals; filaments linear, 3–4.5 mm, glabrous; anthers cream, oval, 0.2–0.3 mm, apex rounded; ovary glabrous; styles connate to middle, 3–4.5 mm, villous in proximal 1/2. Berries palatable, greenish to purplish, globose, 6–7 mm, glabrous. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Rocky woods and cliffs, coastal thickets and heathlands, cedar and tamarack swamps, riverbottom forests, swales in sandhills, treed wetlands
Elevation: 0-2200 m


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Alta., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Conn., D.C., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Vt., W.Va., Wis.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Nancy R. Morin +
Michaux +
Wild gooseberry +  and groseillier hérissé +
Alta. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Conn. +, D.C. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Nebr. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.Dak. +, Vt. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0-2200 m +
Rocky woods and cliffs, coastal thickets and heathlands, cedar and tamarack swamps, riverbottom forests, swales in sandhills, treed wetlands +
Flowering May–Jun. +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
Ribes hirtellum var. calcicola +, Ribes hirtellum var. saxosum +, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. calcicola +, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. hirtellum +  and Ribes oxyacanthoides var. saxosum +
Ribes hirtellum +
species +