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Sticky Currant (Ribes viscosissimum)

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Ribes Viscosissimum, or more commonly know as Sticky Currant, is a shrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Ribes. It has a moderate growth rate. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ribes Viscosissimum or Sticky Currant's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ribes
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW?
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 7(NI) 8(NI) 9(FAC) 0(NI)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • 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: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 88
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1280
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 5120
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 4
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 86
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 25
  • Bloom Period: Late 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: 298000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No




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