Ribes rubrum


Common Names: Red currant, redcurrant
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Currents

The species is widely cultivated and has escaped into the wild in many regions. A deciduous shrub normally growing to 1 to 1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m, with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are inconspicuous yellow-green, in pendulous 4 to 8 cm racemes, maturing into bright red translucent edible berries about 8 to 12 mm diameter, with 3 to 10 berries on each raceme. There are various cultivars of this species, some of which produce white fruits.

Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Green
 
Edible Notes: The berries are edible, sweet, and sour when ripe. They are commonly used for making jams/jellies, juice, and flavorings.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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