© Dave Ingram (Photo ID #2658)
Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 0.5-1 (5) m long/tall; stems spreading to decumbent, unarmed, finely crisply short-hairy and with sparse, nearly unstalked glands; bark deep purplish-red.
Alternate, mapleleaf-shaped, deeply heart-shaped at the base, 4-10 cm wide, usually 5-lobed nearly half their length, glabrous on the upper surface, more or less crisply short-hairy and glandular below (at least on the veins), round-toothed; stalks equal to or longer than the blades, glabrous.
Inflorescence of 6-18 flowers in an erect to ascending raceme much shorter than the leaves; flower stalks 0.5-1 mm long, jointed just below the flowers; petals red to purplish, 1-1.5 mm long, broadly kidney- or crescent-shaped; hypanthium shallowly bowl-shaped, about 1 mm long; calyces greenish-white to deep red or purplish, the lobes 2.5-4 mm long, deltoid egg-shaped, hairy on the back and sparsely glandular; styles glabrous, fused to just below or just above the middle, about equaling the stamens.
Berries, egg-shaped, purplish-black, glaucous, 0.6-1 cm long, stalked bristly-glandular.
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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(24), CWH(155), ESSF(142), ICH(52), IDF(1), MH(6), MS(4), SBPS(1), SBS(158), SWB(7)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Ribes coloradense Coville
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