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Golden Currant (Ribes aureum Pursh)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This plant is widely grown in gardens, and it can escape into the wild with the aid of its bird-distributed fruits. It is able to colonize disturbed sites, including areas along roads and railroads, and fencerows. It has widely established east of its native range as the result of humans creating more of these open, disturbed habitats. We mark the new range expanded as the new range is contiguous with the native range and separated only by short distances. This plant remains uncommon in most of the new portions of its range.