|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Ribes americanum, Mill. (R.floridum, L'Her. R. pennsylvanicum, Lam. R. missouriense, Hort.). American Black Currant. Upright shrub, to 5 ft., with rather slender arching branches: young shoots slightly pubescent and glandular: lvs. suborbicular, cordate or nearly truncate, 3-5-lobed with acute, or sometimes obtuse, dentate lobes, more or less pubescent at least on the veins, resinous-dotted beneath. 1-3 in. broad: racemes pendulous, many-fld.; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate; fls. greenish white or yellowish; bracts longer than pedicels; ovary glabrous; tube cylindric-campanulate, 1/6in. long, sepals obtuse, slightly longer, pubescent; petals and stamens about two-thirds as long as sepals: fr. black, smooth. Nova Scotia to Va., west to Man. and Colo. G.O.H. 1. B.B. (ed. 2) 2:238.—Foliage with the peculiar heavy odor of the following species, turning crimson and yellow in autumn.
Describe the plant here...
Pests and diseases
If you have a photo of this plant, please upload it! Plus, there may be other photos available for you to add.
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
- w:Ribes americanum. Some of the material on this page may be from Wikipedia, under the Creative Commons license.
- Ribes americanum QR Code (Size 50, 100, 200, 500)