[The Gooseberry Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant

Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum

Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme

Close-up of the flower (and a potential pollinator) of 11. Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme)

A close-up of the flower of Idaho gooseberry as seen in Asotin County, Washington..............May 24, 2010. Note the cup-shaped calyx tube with calyx lobes longer than the tube. Note also the style which is noticeably longer than the petals. Note the gland-tipped hairs on the thick pedicels (more evident on photos below).

Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme) - Close-up of the flower of Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme) - Dorsal leaf surface of Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme)

Stem prickles of Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme) - Stem leaves and flowers of Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme)

Shape of Idaho Gooseberry, Straggly Inland Black Currant: Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum (Synonyms: Grossularia irrigua, Grossularia nonscripta, Ribes divaricatum var. irriguum, Ribes irriguum, Ribes leucoderme, Ribes nonscripta, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. irriguum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. leucoderme)

Additional close-ups of the flowers, leaves and growth form of Idaho gooseberry as seen in Asotin County, Washington..............May 24, 2010.

Paul Slichter