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Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir.
USDA Symbol: RILA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Thorny, straggly shrub.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AK , CA , CO , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Alaska and Yukon across Canada east to Newfoundland; south to California and Colorado in the West, and to the Great Lakes and the Appalachians to Virginia in the East. Native Habitat:
Mountain streamsides, wet meadows, forests and woodlands. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Conditions Comments: Not recommended; carries disease which kills white pine.
BenefitUse Wildlife: The berries of this plant feed a wide variety of wildlife species, including Grizzly Bears, Elk, and Mountain Goats.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff