genus Ribes


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Noun1.genus Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberriesgenus Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Grossulariaceae, gooseberry family, Grossulariaceae - in some classifications considered a part of the family Saxifragaceae: plants whose fruit is a berry
currant bush, currant - any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
garden current, red currant, Ribes rubrum - cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries
black currant, European black currant, Ribes nigrum - widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries
Ribes sativum, white currant - garden currant bearing small white berries
Ribes sanguineum, winter currant - a flowering shrub
gooseberry, gooseberry bush, Ribes grossularia, Ribes uva-crispa - spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries
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Gooseberries belong to the genus Ribes. Ribes contains 150 species, among them several wild species of gooseberry, red and white currants, black currants and buffalo currants.
Because white pine blister rust requires a second host plant in the genus Ribes (gooseberry and wild currant) to complete its life cycle, a tenacious Ribes eradication campaign ensued.
Despite being delicious and easy to grow, gooseberries and currants--in the genus Ribes (RYE-bees)--have had their ups and downs here in the United States.