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Ribes californicum

Ribes californicum Hook. & Arn.

California Gooseberry, Hillside Gooseberry

Grossulariaceae (Currant family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Dec


Native Habitat: Forest openings, chaparral, woodlands.

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


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

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