Ribes uva-crispa

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaGrossulariaceaeRibesRibes uva-crispa

Ecology

A spiny, much-branched shrub, found as a garden escape and throw-out in deciduous woodland, hedges and scrub. It also occurs as a relic of cultivation. It is readily dispersed by birds. 0-380 m at Ingleborough (Mid-W. Yorks.).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

European Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© H. Higgins, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1006

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2130

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 312

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 0.72

Weighted Changed Factor: 3

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003518

Atlas text references

Atlas (141c)
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.