Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 0.5-1 m tall; stems spreading, unarmed; bark brownish.
Alternate, mapleleaf-shaped, heart-shaped at the base, 3-8 cm wide, 5- to 7-lobed slightly over half their length, glabrous; stalks about equal to or slightly longer than the blades.
Inflorescence of 6-15 flowers in an erect raceme more or less equal to the leaves; flower stalks not jointed below the flowers, with stalked glands; petals white to pink, 1-1.5 mm long, egg-shaped; hypanthium saucer-shaped, 0.7-0.9 mm long; calyces white to rose, 2-2.5 mm long, the lobes narrowly oblong, 1-1.5 mm long; styles hairy, about equaling the stamens.
Berries, nearly round, dark red, 6-8 mm long, with stalked glands.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||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
|BWBS(49), CWH(6), ESSF(161), ICH(65), IDF(5), MH(2), MS(9), SBPS(5), SBS(178), SWB(6)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Ribes prostratum L'Hér.
Ribes resinosum Pursh