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American Black Currant (Ribes americanum)

American Black Currant (Ribes Americanum) http://www.sagebud.com/american-black-currant-ribes-americanum
Credit: Christian Hummert (Ixitixel) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL

Ribes Americanum, or more commonly know as American Black Currant, is a shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Ribes. It has a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ribes Americanum or American Black Currant's floral region is North America US Lower 48

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ribes
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: MD (E X)
  • State T/E Common Name: MD (wild black currant)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FAC) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 5(FACW) 7(FACW) 8(NI) 9(FAC)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 15
  • Height Mature (feet): 3
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 128
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1280
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 5120
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 8
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 51
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -30
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 313000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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