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Henderson's Gooseberry - Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. hendersonii
Other Names:  Ribes hendersonii

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5TNR
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 7


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General Description
Stems sprawling, 30–70 cm with 2 to 3 stout, curved nodal spines. Twigs glabrous to puberulent and sparsely bristly, tan becoming gray. Leaf blades 1–2 cm wide, cordate, 3- to 5-lobed, crenate, glandular-pubescent. Inflorescence of 1 to 2 flowers, shorter than the leaves. Flowers campanulate, green to white, 5–8 mm long, nearly glabrous; calyx lobes oblong, 2–3 mm long; petals 1–2 mm long, white; stamens ca. as long as the petals; styles hairy, united ca. half the length. Berry reddish, 4–7 mm long, glabrous. Treated as a distinct species in Lesica (2012) (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT, ID and NV (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Stony soil of open forest, talus slopes; subalpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans, Bombus bifarius, Bombus centralis, Bombus fervidus, Bombus flavifrons, Bombus huntii, Bombus melanopygus, Bombus mixtus, Bombus nevadensis, Bombus terricola, Bombus sitkensis, Bombus occidentalis, Bombus pensylvanicus, Bombus bimaculatus, Bombus impatiens, Bombus insularis, and Bombus flavidus (Plath 1934, Thorp et al. 1983, Colla and Dumesh 2010, Koch et al. 2012, Williams et al. 2014).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Koch, J., J. Strange, and P. Williams. 2012. Bumble bees of the western United States. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, Pollinator Partnership. 143 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Plath, O.E. 1934. Bumblebees and their ways. New York, NY: Macmillan Company. 201 p.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 208 p.
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