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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ribes aureum Pursh
golden currant
RIAU

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I,N), L48 (N), CAN (NI)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 10
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 10.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 20
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 20
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 268545
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 07/13/2020 07:56 AM CDT