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Ribes bracteosum

Ribes bracteosum Douglas ex Hook.

Stink Currant

Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Straggly shrub with long spikes of flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit: Black, Blue

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: From Alaska south to NW. California; in Pacific Northwest mostly west of Cascade crest.
Native Habitat: Lowlands to mountain streamsides, seeps, wet thickets, avalanche basins.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Conditions Comments: Not recommended; carries disease which kills white pine.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ribes bracteosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ribes bracteosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ribes bracteosum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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