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Ribes rotundifoliumRibes rotundifolium

Appalachian or eastern gooseberry

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: May-Jul.; greenish purple
Fruit: Jul.-Aug.; purple or greenish; berry
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

rocky upland woods

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

do not use near apple orchards; may spread cedar apple rust



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2049.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004