Ribes americanum Mill.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Ribes americanum Mill.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems erect, unarmed; lvs broadly truncate to shallowly cordate at base, 3–5-lobed, gland-dotted and sparsely villosulous beneath; racemes drooping, many fld; pedicels 0–2 mm, much exceeded by the conspicuous lanceolate bracts; hypanthium above the ovary narrowly campanulate, 3.5–4.5 mm; sep greenish-white or yellowish, oblong-ovate, 4.5–5 mm, glabrous or very sparsely villosulous; pet oblong, very blunt, 2.5–3 mm; fr black, glabrous; 2n=16. Moist woods; N.S. to Man. and Alta., s. to Del., W.Va., Ind., Io., Nebr., and Colo. Apr., May. (R. floridanum)

  • Common Names

    eastern black currant