Grossulariaceae
Ribes lobbii

Fuschia-Flowered Gooseberry

Erect to spreading shrub. Stems with 3 spines at nodes. Leaves 1/2–1 in. wide, nearly round, shallowly lobed, upper surface shiny, lower surface with some hair, glandular-sticky to the touch. Petioles and flower stalks glandular-sticky. Flowers 1–3, hanging in cluster, with red sepals about 1/2 in. long folded back; white petals shorter than sepals point downward and curl inward, sometimes nearly touching. Anthers extend well beyond petals. Berries oblong, red, densely covered with bristles. Found from lowland into subalpine. Flower looks like a red and white fuchsia.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 18--36
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine, Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes