Ribes cereum

Wax Currant and Squaw Currant.

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syn. R. cereum var. pedicellare, R.c. var. farinosum, R. c. var. viridescens, Ribes inebrians, R. reniforme, R. balsamifera, , R. spaethianum, R. pumilium, R. churchii.
Wax currant or Squaw currant is a Ribes by many a name that makes a mounding shrub in the mountains. Drop a log next to it and you have your cabin landscaping. In the Sierras or Southern California mountains Squaw Currant makes an excellent choice for a groundcover in a bird garden. Currants are not tasty but are edible.

Ribes cereum tolerates deer.
Ribes cereum is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Ribes cereum has color green, is deciduous, has fragrance and is edible.
Flower of Ribes cereum has color pink, has a fragrance and is edible.
Fruit of Ribes cereum has fragrance and is edible.

Communities for Ribes cereum:Alpine Fell-Fields, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mountain Meadow, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sub-Alpine Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 5.00 to 7.50
usda: 5 to 8
height[m]: 1.00 to 1.50
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 50.00 to 100.00

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