Pall. 1797 not Turcz. 1837
Ribes triste, known as the northern redcurrant, swamp redcurrant, or wild redcurrant, is an Asian and North American shrub in the gooseberry family. It is widespread across Canada and the northern United States, as well as in eastern Asia (Russia, China, Korea, Japan).
Ribes triste grows in wet rocky woods, swamps, and cliffs. It grows to 50 cm (19.5 in) tall, with a lax, often creeping branches. The leaves are alternate, palmately lobed with five lobes, 6–10 cm (2.5–4 in) in diameter. The flowers are in pendulous racemes, 4–7 cm (1.5–3 in) long. The axis of the raceme is glandular. Each raceme bears 6-13 small, purplish flowers that appear in June and July. The fruit is a bright red berry, without the hairs that some currants have. The fruit is edible but rather sour.
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- The Plant List, Ribes triste Pall.
- Ulev, Elena D. 2006. Ribes triste. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.
- Natural Resources Canada, Canada's Plant Hardiness Site, Ribes triste Pall., swamp red currant, wild red currant
- Biota of North America Program 2014 state-level distribution map
- Flora of China, Ribes triste Pallas, 1797. 矮茶藨子 ai cha biao zi
- Flora of North America, Ribes triste Pallas, 1797. Wild red currant, gadellier amer