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Ribes aureum var. gracillimum

Ribes aureum Pursh var. gracillimum (Coville & Britton) Jeps.

Golden Currant

Grossulariaceae (Currant family)

Synonym(s): Ribes gracillimum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Usually red, orange, brown or black, rarely yellow.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Yellow, turning deep red.


Native Habitat: Alluvial areas, foothill woodlands, forest edges.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ribes aureum var. gracillimum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ribes aureum var. gracillimum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ribes aureum var. gracillimum


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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