Species Detail

Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Gooseberry or Dogberry bush


Scientific Name:  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Common Name:  
Gooseberry or Dogberry bush
Myaamia Name:  
akaayomisšaahkwi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  "any tree or bush with berries having a rough bark or rough-skinned berries"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  gooseberry bush; also called "kayu-mishi"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten. "Well; the gooseberry was pretty controversial; whether they ate them or not. When the gooseberry was ripe; they turned purple; and theyre fairly good to eat. They just wouldnt have passed up a thing like a gooseberry;" described as a native plant
No Reference Specified Use - Food  traditional food. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana. "There I planted corn; wheat; potatoes; peas; tobacco; beans; apple trees; pumpkins; watermelons; cucumbers; onions; hay; straw; gooseberries; raspberries; blackberries; currants; turnips; tomatoes; pawpaws; cherries; strawberries; plums; blackhaws; peaches; walnut trees; pecans; hickory nuts; barley and rye."
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten
Botanical Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   R. cynobasti occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
No Reference Specified   occurs in rocky woods and hillsides not listed in Small 1903; –
No Reference Specified   R. uva crispa is native to the Old World and occurs as an escape from cultivated areas
No Reference Specified   Gooseberry akaayomiaahkwa is commonly referred to as a shrub or bush
Related Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Miami words for gooseberry and gooseberry-like shrub mentioned by Dunn with no mention of use –
No Reference Specified   Gooseberries dogberries bearing prickly fruits are consistently Ribes cynobasti making note of R. prostratum in Small; described as having a bristly hypanthium Gonellas note –