Pinkish sepals twice as long as whitish petals. Cultivated, Shipley Nature Center, Huntington Beach., CA. 2-23-08. © Joan Avise


Chaparral Currant

Ribes malvaceum

Cultivated variant.  The wild form that grows in many areas of the Santa Ana Mountains and canyons has all pink flowers. 

Grossulareaceae

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Hairy flowers. UCI Arboretum, Irvine, CA. 3-19-11. © Joan Avise

Variant with all pink flower. UCI Arboretum, Irvine, CA. 3-19-11. © Joan Avise

3-6' shrub. Cultivated. Shipley Nature Center, Huntington Beach., CA. © Joan Avise

Large, sticky, hairy wrinkled leaves. UCI Arboretum, Irvine, CA. 3-19-11. © Joan Avise

10-25 flowers in each drooping raceme. Cultivated, Shipley Nature Center, Huntington Beach., CA. 2-23-08. © Joan Avise