Grossulariaceae - gooseberry family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 7 August 2018)

Grossulariaceae - gooseberry family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Ribes (3 species)
      Ribes glandulosum - skunk currant (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Ribes hirtellum - hairy-stemmed gooseberry (occasional)
      Ribes lacustre - bristly swamp currant (rare)

Ribes (gooseberry or currant)
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habitat stem armature inflorescence fruit color
Ribes glandulosum rocky woods and shores absent ascending raceme red
Ribes hirtellum rocky woods and shores some prickles solitary or cluster of 2–4 purple-black
Ribes lacustre wet woods and swamps prickles drooping raceme purple to black

Ribes glandulosum (skunk currant) - [information to be added]

Ribes hirtellum (hairy-stemmed gooseberry) - [information to be added]

Ribes lacustre (bristly swamp currant) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designation is from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park (ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0) by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in 2010 by The University of Maine Press.