Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of USFWS William Finley National Wildlife Refuge.

Red flowering currant

Scientific name
Ribes sanguineum
Plant Family
Flowers pale pink to deep red, rarely white, in clusters of 10-20+, later blue-black berries. Unarmed shrub found in dry open woods, rocky slopes, and disturbed sites.
Identification Hints

Flowers pale pink to deep red, rarely white, in clusters of 10-20+, later blue-black berries. Unarmed shrub found in dry open woods, rocky slopes, and disturbed sites.

Did You Know?

Red flowering currant berries provide an excellent food source for birds, such as quail and grouse and mammals, such as deer and rabbits. The flowers provide an important nectar source for butterflies, moths, and other insects. However, Red flowering currant is an alternate host for white pine blister rust so it is of some concern to foresters.

States
CA, ID, OR, WA