The shrub Ribes lacustre is known by the common names prickly currant, swamp gooseberry, and black gooseberry. It is widely distributed, from California to Alaska and across North America to Pennsylvania and Newfoundland.
The shrub grows erect to spreading, 0.5–2 m. Clusters of reddish to maroon flowers bloom in spring. The fruit consists of dark purple berries 6–8 mm long. It blooms in April through August and may be found in low-elevation forests to the subalpine.
- Wildflowers found in Oregon - Black Swamp Gooseberry
- Sullivan, Steven. K. (2013). "Ribes lacustre". Wildflower Search. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
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