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Ribes missouriense Nutt.
USDA Symbol: rimi
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A small, upright shrub, 4-6 ft. tall with exfoliating, red-brown bark and many stout spines and bristles. Round lobed leaves change from yellow-orange to red then purple in the fall. Flower is a greenish-white, trumpet-shaped, occurs in groups, and is followed by a small purplish black berry.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AR , CT , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
NJ to ND, s. to TN & KS Native Habitat:
Open woods; thickets; fence rows; rocky hillsides USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Soil pH:
Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2) Soil Description:
Variable. Conditions Comments:
is edible and used in jams and pies.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff