This has got to be one of our most gorgeous native plants. It’s ribes lobbii, or gummy gooseberry. I learned a few things about it when I discovered it a few years go. The best part? The fruit is beautiful and edible. There are a couple of these plants in bloom just past the village-end [...]
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Last year it was May when Gabriola’s native gooseberries bloomed, and I told you about them. This year they’re in bloom now, in March. Interested in seeing some of these blossoms for yourself? If you haven’t noticed any near your house, try this: Park at the end of Jeanette and head into the 707 Acre [...]
At the beginning of May I spotted a plant with gorgeous, fuchsia-like flowers. It was growing wild in the Gabriola woods, which surprised me. It turned out to be a native plant called ribes lobbii, or sticky gooseberry. I took a photo, did a bit of research and blogged about it. Then I forgot all [...]
Can you believe that something this showy is a native plant? It’s true, and it’s blooming right now in the Gabriola forest. Careful, though: it has wicked thorns. Its Latin name is Ribes lobbii. Its common names include gooey gooseberry, sticky gooseberry, pioneer gooseberry, and red-flowered gooseberry. When it gets to the fruiting stage, it [...]