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Ribes aureum var. aureum

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Ribes aureum var. aureum
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Ribes aureum var. aureum
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Ribes aureum var. aureum
Ribes aureum var. aureum fruit
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Ribes aureum var. aureum fruit

Species Name: Ribes aureum var. aureum
Common Name: Golden Currant

Showy in bloom. Superior for bird habitat. Tolerates clay soil and drought. Forage source for Cooper and Anglewing butterflies. Berries are edible.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, arching branches
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley, Great Basin Floristic Province
Natural Habitat: Alluvial areas, forest edges below 9000'

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