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Ribes cereum var. cereum

Ribes cereum Douglas var. cereum

Wax Currant, White Squaw Currant

Grossulariaceae (Currant family)

Synonym(s): Ribes reniforme, Ribes viscidulum

USDA Symbol: RICEC2

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Dull to bright red or orange-red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Open forests, dry shrublands, rocky slopes, cliffs.

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

Metadata

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

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