Low, edible fruit bearing shrubs, of the genus Ribes. Closely related to the currants and, like the currants, a secondary host for White Pine Blister Rust. Represented in the North Country by the Northern Gooseberry ( Ribes oxyacanthoides) among others. Jâbominagawanj in the Ojibwe.
The Gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa (syn. R. grossularia) is a species of Ribes, native to Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia. It is one of several similar species in the subgenus Grossularia; for the other related species (e.g.