Photos of Ribes-hirtellum-~-swamp-gooseberry

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Ribes hirtellum ~ swamp gooseberry



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • also known as "hairy–stem gooseberry"

  • a wetland gooseberry

  • lacks bristles/thorns on stems and fruit (unlike upland gooseberry)

  • the only gooseberry fruit that is edible (lacks thorns)

  • hairs on petioles only

  • long hairs on leaf stalk

  • sporadic and localized

  • native

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