The shrub Ribes lacustre is known by the common names prickly currant, black swamp gooseberry, and black gooseberry. It is widely distributed, from California to Alaska and across North America east to Pennsylvania and Newfoundland, and south as far as New Mexico.
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.
- Tropicos, Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir.
- Wildflowers found in Oregon - Black Swamp Gooseberry
- Biota of North America Program 2014 state-level distribution map
- Sullivan, Steven. K. (2013). "Ribes lacustre". Wildflower Search. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
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