Ribes aureum Pursh var. villosum A.P. de Candolle. Phen: (Feb-) Apr-Jun. Hab: Calcareous bluffs and glades, also disturbed areas, meadows. Dist: MA, ON, MN, ND, and MT south to MD, TN, AR, TX, and NM; the original eastward extent unclear because of occasional cultivation and naturalization. It is reported as occurring as a native species as far east as Montgomery County in nc. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, FNA8, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Tn; = Ribes odoratum H.L.Wendl. – C, F, G, GrPl, Mi, Pa, Tx, WV