Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
Cedar and tamarack swamps, fens and sedge meadows, rocky openings in mixed forests, gravelly shores and edges of forests, shrubby thickets along streams and lakes.
The bracts of the inflorescence are occasionally very sparingly glandular, at least on some inflorescences of a plant, but the glands are usually overtopped by the copious white cilia typical of the bracts in this species. The gooseberries are the most difficult group of Ribes and one suspects that there is some hybridization, especially in the northern part of the state. Any one character in the key is open to exception.