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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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Jerry Bright    jeb_gooseberry

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves alternate on new wood and in clusters on short lateral branches, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_805

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

A low shrub with palmately lobed and veined leaves, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_809

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Nodal spines 0.5-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_812

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ribes echinellum

Keith Bradley    kab_ribes_echinellum_1407

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ribes echinellum

Keith Bradley    kab_ribes_echinellum_1423

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ribes echinellum

Keith Bradley    kab_ribes_echinellum_1426

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ribes echinellum

Keith Bradley    kab_ribes_echinellum_1447

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ribes echinellum

Bill Sharpton    gws1246_a

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Greenish flowers w 5 small petals, 5 spreading sepals, long exserted stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ribes echinellum

Bill Sharpton    gws1246_a2

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Ovary and fruit are densely covered in long, gland-tipped bristles, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm0504c_26

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves drop in August-September, new ones emerge in December, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm0504c_27

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Known only from McCormick County, SC, and Jefferson County, FL, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm070407_040

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Berry densely glandular-spiny, ca. 12mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ribes echinellum

JK Marlow    jkm170401_433

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve