Eastern Wild Gooseberry

Among the mountains from Massachusetts to North Carolina, the eastern

wild gooseberry grows. It is said that its flavor is delicious. The

fruit is purplish in color and is free from all prickles. It grows on

slender stems and, like the cultivated gooseberry, is tipped with the

dry calyx. The leaves are small, rather round, and have three or five

lobes. The flowers are greenish and insignificant. The plant is three or

four feet high, with spreading branches and smooth stems.