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northern shrub of the family Saxifragaceae (saxifrage family), of the same genus (Ribes) as the gooseberry bush. The tart berries of the currant may be black, white, or red; the white gooseberry becomes purple when mature.
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red, white, black. Related to currants. Spiny stems with sharp spines, “Prickly” berries look like semi-translucent grapes, with little hairs on them and veins showing through their skin. Many small seeds inside. Bell-shaped flowers grow 1-3 together. Bush 3-10 feet (1-3m). High vitamin C, fiber, potassium (nerves, muscle). Darker ones are high in anti-oxidants (anti-aging). Used for eye and vision problems like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Anti-fungal, anti-yeast, neutralize toxins, flush toxins, anti-inflammatory.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The common name for about six species of thorny, spreading bushes of the genus Ribes in the order Rosales, producing small, acidic, edible fruit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. a Eurasian shrub, Ribes uva-crispa (or R. grossularia), having greenish, purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries: family Grossulariaceae
a. the berry of this plant
b. (as modifier): #5gooseberry jam
3. Cape gooseberry a tropical American solanaceous plant, Physalis peruviana, naturalized in southern Africa, having yellow flowers and edible yellow berries
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