Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1245

Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, marl marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1-7cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish or yellowish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ribes americanum   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant


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image of Ribes americanum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_riam2_001_lvd

        

image of Ribes americanum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1

June    Mackinac County    MI

image of Ribes americanum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1b

June    Mackinac County    MI

The whitish or yellowish flowers are longer than wide, borne in racemes, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Ribes americanum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ribes_americanum1c

June    Mackinac County    MI

Leaf blade 3-5 lobed, cleft nearly 1/2 to midrib. Surfaces w sessile glands, per Flora of North America.