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PlantFiles: Missouri gooseberry
Ribes missouriense

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Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: missouriense (miss-oor-ee-EN-see) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood heel cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive creekwalker On Nov 5, 2007, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant is listed as endangered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. It is listed as a noxious weed in Michigan.

It grows in my woods and doesn't seem the least invasive here.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Cole Camp, Missouri
Leasburg, Missouri
Granville, Ohio



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