Ribes aureum var. gracillimum
Ribes aureum var gracillimum (golden currant) is a larval food plant of Lycaena arota (tailed copper) and Polygonia gracilis zephyrus (hoary comma). It is a native plant in the currant family (Glossulariaceae). This was at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains on July 15, 2021.
Ribes aureum var gracillimum berries, which are edible. This shrub blooms early in the year (Feb.-April) and there were just a few of these berries left in mid-July. The "golden" part of the common name is said to refer to the yellow flowers, not the fruit. Also from King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, July 15, 2021.