OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-02-002:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry


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image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grro4_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm080421_072

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves 1-5cm long and wide, serrate with rounded teeth, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm080421_076

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Small to medium, erect or spreading shrub 2-5' tall, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm160516_703

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves roundish in general outline, palmately veined and lobed, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm160516_710

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Berry smooth, glabrous, 8-12mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm160516_712

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm160516_715

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Internodes usually glabrous, nodal spines 3-8mm or absent. Petioles puberulent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

Keith Bradley    kab_r_rotundifolium_5418

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Green to reddish sepals, white to pinkish petals, and protruding stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ribes rotundifolium, Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

JK Marlow    jkm0407t_18

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-02-002:
Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1248

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Habitat: Moist slopes, balds, boulderfields, rocky forests, seepage swamps, shrub balds, mostly at high elevations south of VA, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender nodal spines; internodal prickles absent

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Green to reddish sepals, white to pinkish petals
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers usually solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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