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Bristly Black Currant - Ribes lacustre


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, 0.5–1 m, spiny at the nodes, bristly between. Twigs puberulent, red-brown, becoming gray. Leaf blades 1–7 cm wide, cordate, 5- to 7-lobed, deeply toothed, nearly glabrous and shiny above, glabrous to sparsely hairy and sometimes glandular on the veins beneath. Inflorescence drooping, 5- to 20-flowered. Flowers saucer-shaped, 3–4 mm long, greenish to reddish, glandular-hairy; calyx lobes ovate, 2–3 mm long; petals pink, 1–2 mm long; stamens shorter than petals; style glabrous, united more than half way. Berry 6–9 mm long, black, bristly-glandular, unpalatable (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, CO, SD and PA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 104

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Habitat
Moist to wet forest, rock slides, avalanche slopes, cliffs, often along streams; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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