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Ribes inerme (Whitestem gooseberry)
Beckers, Eric

Ribes inerme

Ribes inerme Rydb.

Whitestem Gooseberry

Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)


USDA Symbol: RIIN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: To about 10 feet in height.
Fruit: Berries are greenish-red to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC


Use Wildlife: Wildlife forage on the berries.
Use Food: Berries are edible.
Attracts: Birds

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ribes inerme in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ribes inerme in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ribes inerme


Record Modified: 2015-05-06
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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