Other common names:
Low Wild Gooseberry, Smooth Gooseberry|
Gooseberry Family (Grossulariaceae), (Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae))
Shrub; A smooth-stemmed Gooseberry, with 1-2 spines at leaf nodes, and smooth-skinned fruit (no prickles).
Bristly Wild Gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides) - stem covered with numerous soft prickles, with a few stouter prickles at leaf nodes.
Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati) - stems smooth, with 1-2 spines at leaf nodes, berries lack prickles.
Spring; Green/Brown; 5 parts (petals)
Alternate, Simple, Toothed; Alternate, simple.
Forests; Open forests.
Fruits are edible.
Shrubs of Ontario: 139
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 306
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