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 the Pacific Northwest include 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: Plants of PNW - Berries of PNW - Mushrooms of California - Mushrooms of Washington
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