Ribes aureum A native, multi-stemmed shrub which grows to 8 feet tall on favorable sites. Spreads both vegetatively and from seed. Common between 3500 and 8000 foot elevations receiving at least 12 inches of annual precipitation. Has brilliant red to orange fall colors and produces berries for birds. Provides year long grazing for browsers and is also well suited for reclamation plantings around high traffic recreational areas.