Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 1-2 m tall; stems erect to spreading, glabrous to soft-hairy and more or less stalked-glandular, unarmed; bark dark reddish-brown.
Alternate, rounded, deeply heart-shaped at the base, 3- to 5-lobed much less than half their length, the lobes rounded, coarsely-toothed, soft-hairy and stalked-glandular, 2-10 cm wide; stalks about equal to the blades, finely hairy and glandular.
Inflorescence of 4-16 flowers in an ascending to spreading raceme usually shorter than the leaves; flower stalks 2-3 mm long, jointed below the flowers, densely hairy and stalked-glandular; petals white or cream, broadly egg-shaped to oval, 2.5-4 mm long; hypanthium tubular to bell-shaped, 5-8 mm long; calyces greenish-yellow to yellowish-white, glabrous; styles glabrous, about equaling the stamens.
Berries, egg-shaped, deep bluish-black, 1-1.2 cm long, glabrous to stalked-glandular and more or less 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(1), BWBS(3), ESSF(86), ICH(53), IDF(37), MS(53), PP(4), SBS(3)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Ribes viscosissimum var. hallii (Jancz.) Jancz.
Ribes viscosissimum var. viscosissimum