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Gummy Gooseberry
Ribes lobbii
About Gummy Gooseberry (Ribes lobbii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ribes lobbii (known commonly by the names Gummy Gooseberry, Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry or Pioneer Gooseberry) is a shrubby, deciduous, shade-intolerant perennial dicot found in the North American west. It was first described in 1876 by Asa Gray. The specific epithet was a dedication to the English plant collector William Lobb. Ribes lobbii is a deciduous, loosely branched shrub, about half a meter to one meter in height. Its stems are spreading, finely hairy, generally having three slender nodal spines, 7-12 millimeter long. It has bark that starts out brown, changing to a deep greyish-red later.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1.6 - 3.3 ft tall

Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Pink, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 56 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.3" - 155.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.67" - 5.88", Coldest Month: 34.1" - 46.8", Hottest Month: 51.8" - 70.9", Humidity: 0.35" - 20.78", Elevation: 310" - 8012"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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