Vascular Plants - Grossulariaceae - Ribes:
Ribes lobbii
Page Author: David Giblin
gummy gooseberry, Oregon gooseberry, lobb's gooseberry 
Blooms: April-June
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington, but occasionally found to the coast; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Lowland valleys to open forests at moderate elevations in the mountains.
Species Description:

General: Spreading, freely-branched shrub 5-10 dm. tall, the stems finely puberulent, not bristly, brownish to reddish-gray; nodal spines 3, slender, straight, 7-12 mm. long.
Leaves: Leaves alternate, the blades slightly cordate, 1.5-2.5 cm. broad and slightly longer, nearly glabrous above and pubescent, glandular and paler beneath; blades palmately 3- to 5-lobed less than half their length, the lobes rounded and with deep, rounded teeth.
Flowers: Flowers 1 or 2, pendant from peduncles shorter than the leaves, the pedicels slender, not jointed, covered with glandular bristles; calyx greenish with a reddish tinge, the tube bell-shaped, 3.5-5.5 mm. long and nearly as broad at the top, the 5 lobes oblong, pointed, sharply reflexed, bright red, 10-13 mm. long; petals 5, white, broadly fan-shaped with a wedge-shaped base, 4-5 mm. long; stamens 5, equal to the calyx lobes; filaments white, anthers reddish; styles 2, fused about half their length, glabrous, equaling the stamens; ovary inferior.
Fruits: Berry globose-ellipsoid, up to 15 mm. long, reddish-brown.
Accepted Name:
Ribes lobbii Gray
Synonyms:
Grossularia lobbii (Gray) Coville & Britt.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Ribes lobbii
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Ribes lobbii specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Ribes lobbii specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Ribes lobbii treatment.

E-Flora BC: Ribes lobbii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ribes lobbii images.

USDA Plants Database: Ribes lobbii.
Additional photographs of Ribes lobbii:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Jim Riley

Jim Riley

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

H. Tim Gladwin

H. Tim Gladwin

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

H.W. Buckingham, 1995

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

Al Dodson, 2007

Brian Luther, 2016
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