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U.S. Forest Service

Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Ribes canthariforme. Moreno currant is distinguished from other Ribes species by its wide, bowl-shaped flowers and dense flower clusters.  Its habitat is in the chaparral of SW San Diego County, in the shade of large rocks. Photo by Andrew Borcher, courtesy CalPhotos.

Ribes canthariforme range map. Ribes canthariforme range map.

Ribes canthariforme, Moreno currant


  • Current population numbers are needed. As of 2005, only about 70 plants were known. There are currently few threats documented.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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