© Dave Ingram (Photo ID #6063)
Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 0.5-2 m tall; stems erect to spreading, finely short-hairy and bristly with slender, sharp prickles and usually larger, 6-12 mm long, nodal spines; bark reddish-brown.
Alternate, mostly heart-shaped, 2-7 cm wide, 5-lobed more than half their length, glabrous or sparsely short-hairy along the veins, rarely glandular, coarsely toothed; stalks about equal to or slightly longer than the blades, glabrous.
Inflorescence of 5-15 flowers in a drooping raceme from shorter to longer than the leaves; flower stalks 3-7 mm long, jointed just below the flowers; petals pinkish, 1.5-2 mm long, broadly spoon-shaped; hypanthium saucer-shaped, about 1 mm long; calyces pale yellowish-green to dull reddish-brown, stalked, glandular-hairy, the tips reddish to purplish; styles free to the base, about equaling the stamens.
Berries, nearly round, dark purple, 4-8 mm long, stalked, glandular-hairy.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Spring to Summer
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(19), BG(7), BWBS(424), CWH(339), ESSF(2948), ICH(1979), IDF(594), IMA(1), MH(23), MS(992), PP(19), SBPS(74), SBS(2126), SWB(22)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Limnobotrya lacustris (Pers.) Rydb.
Ribes lacustre var. parvulum Gray
Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre Pers.