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Prickly Currant (Ribes lacustre)

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Ribes Lacustre, or more commonly know as Prickly Currant, is a shrub with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Ribes. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ribes Lacustre or Prickly Currant's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ribes
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) MA (SC) PA (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (swamp black currant) MA (bristly black currant) PA (bristly black currant)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 8(FACW) 9(FAC+) 0(FAC+) A(FAC)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 7
  • 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: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: Medium
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1280
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 5120
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 4
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 33
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 25
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • 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: 515800
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No




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