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Picture of Northern gooseberry Picture of Northern gooseberry
Northern gooseberry
Ribes oxyacanthoides L. var. oxyacanthoides


Plant Description:

  • Short, spiny bush found in woodlands; growing up to 1 m high
  • White flowers
  • Fruit is a reddish-purple berry
  • Stem thorns were used as tattoo needles
  • Berries can be made into jams and pies
  • Found at Stop 1 - on the Interpretive Nature Trail


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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