Ribes viburnifolium is found in Southern California in the United States, especially on Santa Catalina Island in the Channel Islands, and also in northern Baja California in Mexico. It is a rare member of the California coastal sage and chaparral plant community. 'Evergreen currant' has become a popular plant in drought-tolerant gardens.
Ribes viburnifolium grows low to the ground, extending long reddish stems horizontally. The leaves are dark green and shiny on their top surfaces, and lighter green or yellowish and leathery on the undersides. The leaves have glands which exude a sticky, citrus-scented sap.
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Ribes viburnifolium A. Gray, Catalina currant, Santa Catalina Island currant, island gooseberry
- SEINet, Southwestern Biodiversity, Arizona chapter
- Casebeer, M. (2004). Discover California Shrubs. Hooker Press: Sonora, California. ISBN 0-9665463-1-8
- Flora of North America, Ribes viburnifolium A. Gray, 1882. Evergreen or Catalina currant
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile: Ribes viburnifolium
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Ribes viburnifolium
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