Ribes rubrum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaGrossulariaceaeRibesRibes rubrum

Ecology

A shrub of woods, hedges and fen-carr. Generally lowland, but reaching 455 m in Teesdale (N.W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 944

Height (cm): 200

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1874

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: 1.79

Weighted Changed Factor: 23

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

20

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003513

Atlas text references

Atlas (140c)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1999)
Mabey R
1996.  Flora Britannica.
Roach FA
1985.  Cultivated fruits of Britain: their origin and history.
Simpson FW
1982.  Simpson's Flora of Suffolk.