Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Idaho Gooseberry - Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum
Other Names:  Ribes irriguum


Global Rank: G5T4
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

External Links






 
General Description
Stems erect to ascending, 1–2 m with 1–3 straight nodal spines. Twigs puberulent with sparse bristles, brown becoming gray. Leaf blades 1–6 cm wide, cordate to truncate, 3- to 5-lobed, deeply crenate, glandular and/or pubescent on both surfaces. Inflorescence of 1 to 3 flowers, drooping. Flowers campanulate, green to red, 6–11 mm long, glabrous; calyx lobes oblong, 3–5 mm long; petals 2–3 mm long, white to pink; stamens ca. as long as the petals; styles united ca. half their length. Berry purple, 6–11 mm long, glabrous. Treated by Lesica (2012) as a distinct species (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Diagnostic Characteristics
Previous reports of Ribes cognatum in Montana are generally referrable here.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to MT south to OR and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Open forest, woodlands, often along streams; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Idaho Gooseberry — Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. irriguum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from