Taxon  Report   7102 
Ribes aureum  Pursh
Golden currant
Ribes aureum
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Ribes aureum
© 2012 Daniel Passarini
Ribes aureum
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Ribes aureum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ribes aureum
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Ribes aureum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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