Ribes missouriense

Common name: Wild Gooseberry

Native plant

An understory plant that grows in medium shade to full sun. Be careful when handling this plant because of its thorns. The fruit is edible when collected in July. When grown in full sun, the fall color is a very dark purple, nearly black, but this color softens in shade.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period



Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
5 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Russet Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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