Ribes sanguineum Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 164 1813. (syn: Calobotrya sanguinea Spach; Coreosma sanguinea Spach; Ribes albidum Paxt.; Ribes alceifolium Kunze ex Walp.; Ribes augustum Douglas ex W. H. Baxter; Ribes carneum hort.; Ribes davianum Hort. Gall. ex Dippel; Ribes tubiflorum C. A. Mey.; Ribes tubulosum Eschsch.);
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MS/ID/SEPT/2020/8 – ID of Blue berry like plant : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Please ID the plant photographed in San Francisco yesterday (15.9.20)


Yes. Look at Ribes.

R. sanguineum aka Red Flowering Currant.
https://www.backyardnature.net/n/w/currant.htm
The plant is native; this link says that the natural range is from Southern California up to Alaska.
https://namethatplant.wordpress.com/tag/ribes-sanguineum/
This link explains how the corolla tube remains attached to the fruit as well as the coating on the fruit.
https://www.backyardnature.net/n/w/currant.htm
This link calls it the Winter Currant. It’s a good choice where water is scarce or regulated.WSU
The plant grows wild but cultivars are available.
R. sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ is a white flowering form.
‘Elk River Red’ and ‘King Edward VII’ have red blooms.

This link shows several cultivars and, judging from all the photos, this plant is grown more for the blooms than for the fruit which is not edible for humans.
https://garden.org/search/index.php?q=ribes+sanguineum
Hope this helps.

Please check Ribes sanguineum glutinosum. A California native semi-deciduous shrub.


 

 

 


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