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Ribes sanguineum
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Ribes indecorum

White Flowering Currant

Deciduous, Shrubs, Flowers

RIBES

Those without spines are called currants; those with spines are known as gooseberries. The following species are grown ornamentally; see Currant and Gooseberry entries for strictly fruiting types. Members of this genus are alternate hosts to white pine blister rust and are still banned in a few areas where white pines grow.

Ribes indecorum

Deciduous shrub. Native to Coast Ranges in Southern California. Grows to 6–9 ft. tall and 4–6 ft. wide. Thickish, scallop-edged leaves to 1 1/2 in. long are dark green and roughly hairy above, white and fuzzy beneath. Clusters of small white flowers enclosed in pink bracts put on a good show in winter. Needs no irrigation but will tolerate garden watering.

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