Ribes missouriense

Common name: Wild Gooseberry

Native plant

An understory plant that grows in medium shade to full sun, often forming colonies on the forest floor and woodland edges. The brown bark is deeply furrowed and ridged. When grown in full sun, the fall color is a very dark purple, nearly black, but this color softens in shade. The fruit is edible and typically ripens in July, but be careful of abundant thorns when handling.


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Woodies- Standard Shrub
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Sandy Soils, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Russet Orange


Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
5 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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