Habit: upright, multi stemmed deciduous shrub that can be thicket forming. The leaves are thin, and smooth having three lobes, with soft-toothed margins. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of up to 20 pinkish-red pendulant flowers 6 in (15 cm) long. The fruit is an edible bluish-black berry, somewhat waxy and studded with glandular hairs. Blooms from April through July.
Ecology: found in the Sierra Nevada and throughout much of California, in shady woodlands, and forest margins at elevations between 3000-4200 ft (900-1300 m).
Growing Conditions: full to partial shade, in dry to wet well drained soil. Ribes nevadense is an incredibly tolerant species to different growing conditions including seasonal flooding.
Flowers are fragrant and attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
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