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Ribes leptanthum (Trumpet gooseberry)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ribes leptanthum

Ribes leptanthum A. Gray

Trumpet Gooseberry

Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)


USDA Symbol: rile

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Dark red to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT
Native Habitat: L48(N)

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-05
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