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Ribes missouriense Nutt.
Synonym(s): Grossularia missouriensis, Ribes missouriense var. ozarkanum
USDA Symbol: rimi
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
A small, upright shrub, 4-6 ft. tall with exfoliating, red-brown bark and many stout spines and bristles. Round lobed leaves change from yellow-orange to red then purple in the fall. Flower is a greenish-white, trumpet-shaped, occurs in groups, and is followed by a small purplish black berry.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WV Native Distribution: NJ
s. to TN
& KS Native Habitat:
Open woods; thickets; fence rows; rocky hillsides
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Soil pH:
Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2) Soil Description:
Variable. Conditions Comments:
is edible and used in jams and pies.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff