Latin name: Ribes velutinum E. Greene
Pronunciation: RIE-bees vel-OO-tin-um
Common name: Desert gooseberry
Family: Grossulariaceae (Goosefoot)
Habitat: Dry slopes, 5000'-9000', sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland, yellow pine forest, San Gabriel and east San Bernardino Mts to Mt. Pinos and north
Blooming period: May to June
Name derivations: 1) Ribes 2) velutinum