Feb. 26, 2019

mountain gooseberry, Ribes montigenum

Mountain gooseberry is one of the more colorful of the many western species of Ribes. The only specific mention I've found of eating this prickly fruit was by the Cahuilla of southern Cal. They are a desert tribe, so did they have greater need? Mountain gooseberry grows in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, and BC. San Juan Co CO, 6/22/13.