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White Squaw Currant
(Wax Currant)

Ribes cereum



First Noted by Expedition
June 18, 1805, at Great Falls, Montana.
 

Description
Bushy, weak-stemmed shrub.
Leaves 1 in (2.5 cm), nearly round to shallowly three- or five-lobed, grayish; musky odor when crushed. Flowers 0.8 in (2 cm), white to pink, tubular. Berries are red; 0.3 in (0.8 cm). Height: 5 ft (1.5 m).
 

Habitat
Low-elevation forests, clearings, plains, scrub, plateaus.
 

Range
British Columbia to Californa and east to the Dakotas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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