Taxon  Report   7099 
Ribes amarum  McClatchie
Bitter gooseberry
Ribes amarum
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
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Ribes amarum
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Ribes amarum
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Ribes amarum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Ribes amarum
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Genus: Ribes
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat: canyons
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Grossularia amara
PLANTS: Ribes mariposanum
ICPN + PLANTS: Ribes amarum var. hoffmannii
ICPN: Ribes amarum var. amarum
More information about  Ribes amarum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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