Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1245

Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, marl marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1-7cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish or yellowish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant


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image of Ribes americanum, Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_riam2_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes americanum, Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1

June    Mackinac County    MI

image of Ribes americanum, Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1b

June    Mackinac County    MI

The whitish or yellowish flowers are longer than wide, borne in racemes, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Ribes americanum, Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1c

June    Mackinac County    MI

Leaf blade 3-5 lobed, cleft nearly 1/2 to midrib. Surfaces w sessile glands, per Flora of North America.