OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1245

Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Bottomland forests, other moist forests, marl marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
No nodal spines; no internodal prickles

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1-7cm long

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

Flowers in racemes of 4-many

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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