Northern Bushcraft

Red Currant

  • berries are bright translucent red.
  • berries are sour but palatable.
  • berry is more sour than black currant berry.
  • plant is waist high.
  • varieties in British Columbia are Northern red currant (Ribes triste) and Mountain prickly currant (Ribes montigenum).
  • shrub grows in swamps, moist coniferous forests and rocky montane slopes.
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Related topics: Edible Plants of BC - Edible Berries of BC - Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Seashore of PNW
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