Ribes bracteosum Douglas ex Hook.
Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)
USDA Symbol: RIBR
Straggly shrub with long spikes of flowers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Fruit: Black, Blue
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , OR , WA
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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Conditions Comments: Not recommended; carries disease which kills white pine.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ribes bracteosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ribes bracteosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ribes bracteosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-23
Research By: TWC Staff