Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1248

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC, rare in SC, endemic to the Appalachians

Look for it on moist slopes, balds, boulderfields, rocky forests, mostly at high elevations south of VA, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme of 1-4 flowers

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 rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-02-002:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry