Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1246

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare, known only from McCormick Co, SC, and Jefferson Co, FL

Look for it in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ribes echinellum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes echinellum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-02-003:
Ribes echinellum   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Miccosukee Gooseberry, Spiny Gooseberry, Florida Gooseberry