Ribes menziesii Pursh

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ribes menziesii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ribes/ribes-menziesii/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

Genus

Glossary

receptacle
Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ribes menziesii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ribes/ribes-menziesii/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

A deciduous spiny shrub up to 6 ft high; young shoots downy and covered with long, slender bristles. Leaves roundish ovate in the main, 1 to 2 in. wide, deeply three- sometimes five-lobed, the lobes toothed, either glabrous or with gland-tipped hairs above, very downy and glandular beneath and on the stalk. Flowers in pairs or solitary on the slender, glandular, and downy stalk. Receptacle red-purple with a short, bell-shaped base, the sepals 13 in. long; petals white, sometimes rosy tinted. Fruits globose, covered with glandular bristles, the remains of the flower persisting at the top.

Native of western N. America from central California to Oregon; introduced in 1830. A vigorous gooseberry, which flowers freely in this country in May. From R. lobbii, with which it is much confused in gardens, it is distinguished by its bristly stems, the stalked glands on the ovary, and the tapered anthers. The contrast of purple and white in the flowers is pretty.