Page author: David Giblin
Ribes lacustre
swamp currant, bristly black gooseberry, swamp gooseberry

Distribution: Occurring in forested and mountainous areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and eastern North America.

Habitat: Moist forests and stream banks to forestd slopes and subalpine ridges.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir.
Publication: Encycl., Suppl. 2: 856. 1812.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Limnobotrya lacustris (Pers.) Rydb.
Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir. var. parvulum A. Gray
Ribes oxyacanthoides L. var. lacustre Pers.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Ribes lacustre checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ribes lacustre atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ribes lacustre photos.

USDA Plants: Ribes lacustre information.

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