Page author: David Giblin
Ribes aureum var. aureum
golden currant

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains and eastern Canada.

Habitat: Sagebrush desert where seasonally moist to ponderosa pine forest openings at middle elevations.

Flowers: April-May

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Ribes aureum Pursh var. aureum
Publication: Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 164. 1813.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Chrysobotrya aurea (Pursh) Rydb.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ribes aureum var. aureum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ribes aureum var. aureum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ribes aureum var. aureum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ribes aureum var. aureum photos.

USDA Plants: Ribes aureum var. aureum information.

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