Page author: David Giblin
Ribes rubrum
northern red currant

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in the eastern counties of Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, also from the Great Lakes region east to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Thickets, roadsides, forest edge, and other disturbed areas at low elevation.

Flowers: April-May

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Ribes rubrum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 200. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ribes rubrum L. var. sativum Rchb.
Ribes sativum (Rchb.) Syme [HC]
Ribes sylvestre (Lam.) Mertens & Koch
Ribes vulgare Lam.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ribes rubrum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ribes rubrum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Ribes rubrum information.

E-Flora BC: Ribes rubrum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ribes rubrum photos.

USDA Plants: Ribes rubrum information.

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