Ribes montigenum

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Scientific Name Ribes montigenum USDA PLANTS Symbol RIMO2
Common Name Red Prickly Currant, Gooseberry, Mountain Gooseberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24486
Family Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8500 to 13200 ft); slopes and open areas, spruce forests.
Plant: Deciduous shrub to 2 feet tall, spreading, spiny branches.
Leaves: Deeply cleft into toothed, sticky, hairy lobes with spines at the leaf/stem apex; on petioles 1/4 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorecence: Hanging racemes of 3 to 8 pink to coral, bell-shaped, bristly blossoms with 5 flared petals and yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: May to August.
Fruit: Red-orange, round, bristly berries 1/5 to 3/8-inch across.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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