Wild Gooseberry

Ribes divaricatum
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: t’em’hw
  • Description: Erect deciduous shrub from 0.5 – 2m tall, covered with thorns at leaf axils. Pendulous flowers ripen into juicy black berries.
  • Habitat: Adaptable, from moist open woods to beaches and rocky shorelines.
  • Harvest: Berries ripen in mid-summer.
  • Edibility: The berries are tasty and tart, more akin to black currants than gooseberries.
  • Fun Fact: This fruiting shrub is easy to grow and produces well in a variety of settings.

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