Ribes hirtellum Michx.
Common Name: SWAMP GOOSEBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Ribes hirtellum L. Mellichamp

Cedar and tamarack swamps, fens and sedge meadows, rocky openings in mixed forests, gravelly shores and edges of forests, shrubby thickets along streams and lakes.

The bracts of the inflorescence are occasionally very sparingly glandular, at least on some inflorescences of a plant, but the glands are usually overtopped by the copious white cilia typical of the bracts in this species. The gooseberries are the most difficult group of Ribes and one suspects that there is some hybridization, especially in the northern part of the state. Any one character in the key is open to exception.

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Midland County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1415.