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SPECIES: Ribes velutinum | Desert Gooseberry
WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE : NO-ENTRY IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE : Desert gooseberry is fair to poor forage for livestock. Deer, chipmunks, scrub jays, and magpies consume its fruit [13]. Rodents burrow at the base of desert gooseberry; the roots and stems of desert gooseberry help stabilize the walls of their tunnels [32]. PALATABILITY : NO-ENTRY NUTRITIONAL VALUE : NO-ENTRY COVER VALUE : NO-ENTRY VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES : NO-ENTRY OTHER USES AND VALUES : Gooseberries (Ribes spp.) are used for making jam, jelly, and pie [15]. Some western Indian tribes used gooseberries for making pemmican [13]. MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS : Desert gooseberry is an alternate host for white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) which infests five-needled pines. Tree mortality from white pine blister rust is generally less in dry than in moist climates [36]. Because of their association with the rust, Ribes spp. have been targets of various eradication efforts; however, these efforts have not been successful in the western states [7,14].

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