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Wax Currant - Ribes cereum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Stems erect to spreading, spineless, 1–2 m. Twigs glandular and/or pubescent, brown becoming gray. Leaf blades 1–3 cm wide, shallowly cuneate, shallowly 3-lobed to fan-shaped with crenate margins, glabrous to glandular-pubescent. Inflorescence short, 3- to 5-flowered, drooping. Flowers tubular, white to pink, 7–13 mm long, glandular-pubescent; calyx lobes 2–3 mm long, ovate; petals dull white, 1–2 mm long; stamens longer than the petals; styles glabrous or pubescent, united to the tip. Berry glabrous to glandular, 4–7 mm long, red, insipid (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 47

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Habitat
Moist to dry, often stony soil of grasslands, steppe, woodlands, open forest; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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