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Golden Currant - Ribes aureum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems erect, spineless, 1–2 m. Twigs glabrous to puberulent; the bark brown, becoming gray. Leaf blades 1–6 cm wide, cuneate at the base, 3(5)-lobed, the lobes entire to shallowly lobed, mostly glabrous. Inflorescence 3–8-flowered, ascending to drooping, as long or longer than the leaves. Flowers tubular, 6–8 mm long, yellow; calyx lobes 2–4 mm long, oblong; petals yellow; stamens equaling the petals; styles glabrous, united to the tip. Berry glabrous, 4–8 mm long, black, palatable (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to SK south to CA, AZ, NM and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Woodlands, streambanks, riparian forests; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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