Ribes rubrum L.
Common Name: RED CURRANT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Ribes rubrum M. Demmon

A native of western Europe, but widely cultivated and sometimes escaped to fields, fencerows, vacant lots, thickets, and forests. First collected in 1892 in St. Clair Co.

The difference in leaf shape from R. triste is subtle, and the species are not always easy to distinguish, especially in the herbarium. Ribes rubrum is more of an erect shrub and the flowers are greenish. The anthers are generally said to have the lobes separated by a connective as broad as themselves, but this is not always well displayed, especially in young anthers. Old anthers may often be found persisting in withered flowers at the end of partly matured fruit.

Locations

Benzie County
Chippewa County
Emmet County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Oakland County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1422.