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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ribes americanum Mill.
American black currant
RIAM2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Thicket Forming
Bloat None   Growth Rate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 15
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.8
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1280
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 5120
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 128   Shade Tolerance
Hedge Tolerance   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -46
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 313000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   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
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/20/2019 12:48 PM CDT