Ribes americanum
CURRANT FAMILY (Grossulariaceae)

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This native shrub grows up to 6 feet tall, Its branches are straight and gray (A). The leaves, up to 3 inches long and wide, have 3 lobes. They appear in clusters along the branches, along with bundles of yellowish, dangling tube flowers (B). The fruit is a spherical berry about 3/8th of an inch in diameter; it turns from green to red, and finally to black by late August (C).

Grows along streams, flowering in April and May. In Fontenelle Forest, rare along Stream Trail.

Also known as American Wild Currant and Wild Currant.

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