OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 12 taxa in the family Grossulariaceae, Currant family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia-willow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Itea virginica   FAMILY: Iteaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Itea virginica   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Itea virginica 094-01-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests and thickets, especially along the banks of streams

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Currant, Mountain Currant

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes glandulosum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes glandulosum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes glandulosum 094-02-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Periglacial boulderfields, high elevation seeps, spruce-fir forests

Uncommon in NC Mountains

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes americanum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes americanum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, other moist forests, marl marshes

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bristly Black Currant, Spiny Swamp Currant

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes lacustre   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes lacustre   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, acid swamps

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Garden Red Currant, cultivated currant

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ribes rubrum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes rubrum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent from cultivation and escaped to adjacent fence-rows and disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes rotundifolium   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes rotundifolium 094-02-002   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, balds, boulderfields, rocky forests, seepage swamps, shrub balds, mostly at high elevations south of VA

Common in NC Mountains

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Missouri Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ribes missouriense   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes missouriense   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic upland forests and woodlands, riparian forests, stream banks, bluffs, old fields, fencerows

Native: northwest of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes hirtellum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes hirtellum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky forests

Waif(s)

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Miccosukee Gooseberry, Spiny Gooseberry, Florida Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes echinellum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes echinellum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes echinellum 094-02-003   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic, nutrient-rich forests

Rare, known only from McCormick Co, SC, and Jefferson Co, FL

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes cynosbati   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes cynosbati 094-02-004   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, periglacial boulderfields, talus, grassy balds, especially at medium to high elevations

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Granite Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ribes curvatum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes curvatum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky upland and riparian forests and woodlands, bluffs, glade margins

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Garden Gooseberry, European Gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ribes uva-crispa   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ribes uva-crispa var. sativum   FAMILY: Grossulariaceae

 

Habitat: Fencerows, disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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