Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3677

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it in moist slopes, periglacial boulderfields, grassy balds, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 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 cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-02-004:
Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry


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image of Ribes cynosbati

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grcy_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm140418_320

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Glandular hairs on ovary become stiff spines on mature fruit; stamens 1-2mm, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm140418_323

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm150425_837

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fruit hispid; peduncles 7-25mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm150425_838

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_160655

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm140519_927

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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

image of Ribes cynosbati

JK Marlow    jkm160503_182

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway