Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1247

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon, but locally abundant

Look for it in periglacial boulderfields, high elevation seeps, spruce-fir forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 included stamens
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme of 4-15 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes glandulosum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-02-001:
Ribes glandulosum   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ribes glandulosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Skunk Currant, Mountain Currant


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image of Ribes glandulosum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rigl_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes glandulosum

Dan Whitten    sdw_mountain_currant

April    Smythe County    VA

Inflorescence a raceme of 4-15 flowers; pedicel jointed below the fruit, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ribes glandulosum

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_08

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves usually 5-7 lobed, deeply cleft, with doubly serrate margins, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.