Ribes americanum
(American Black Currant)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: American Black Currant, Wild Black Currant, Eastern Black Currant
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Ribes americanum, or American Black Currant, is native to the northern half of the United States, as well as part of the southern Rocky Mountain area. It is a perennial shrub, that grows in moist woods, swamps and along streams. It blooms in mid to late spring and early summer with cream or off-white flowers.

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