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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Grows upright, densely branched, long-lived and fast growing in moist canyons, along streams, under tall trees on floodplains and upland moisture catchments. Indicator of shallow groundwater.
Height: 3 feet     Width: 3 to 6 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 4000 - 8000 feet

Similar Species: Ribes cereum


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular in clusters     Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: Apr - Jul
Description: In golden yellow clusters, 2 inches long , trumpet-shaped with spicy fragrance.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Lobed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Three lobed with a few coarse teeth near ends of lobes, 1 to 2 inches long, somewhat thickened, glossy green above, paler below.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Yellow, Red, Purple or Black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Marble sized with various colors ranging from yellow through red but more often black to purple-black when fully ripe.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Dark silver-gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Numerous raised lenticels. Twigs moderately stout, stiff, red-gray with no spines.

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