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Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir.
Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)
Synonym(s): Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre
USDA Symbol: RILA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit: Black, Purple
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , CO , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Distribution: Alaska and Yukon across Canada east to Newfoundland; south to California and Colorado in the West, and to the Great Lakes and the Appalachians to Virginia in the East.
Native Habitat: Mountain streamsides, wet meadows, forests and woodlands.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Conditions Comments: Not recommended; carries disease which kills white pine.
BenefitUse Wildlife: The berries of this plant feed a wide variety of wildlife species, including Grizzly Bears, Elk, and Mountain Goats.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ribes lacustre in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ribes lacustre in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ribes lacustre
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-08-05
Research By: TWC Staff