Ribes americanum Mill.
Ribes floridum L'Herit.
Ribes americanum (51683 Bytes)
Small deciduous unarmed shrub about 1-1.5 m high. Leaves long stalked, suborbicular, 3-10 cm long as wide, 3 to 5 lobed. Lobes acute, serrate. Lamina dull green and glabrous above, pubescent with resinous glands beneath. Small yellowish flowers about 1 cm long, in pendulous pubescent racemes in May. Bracteole linear, longer than the flower stalk. Fruit globose, black, glabrous. Quite hardy.

Home: Eastern USA

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Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Ribes americanum by Plants for a future database

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