- berries are bright translucent red.
- berries are sour but palatable.
- berry is more sour than black currant berry.
- plant is waist high.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest are
Northern Red Currant (Ribes triste) and
Mountain prickly currant (Ribes montigenum).
- shrub grows in swamps, moist coniferous forests and rocky montane slopes.