Red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)

Currant family (Grossulariaceae) | Deciduous Trees and Shrubs plant group
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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.

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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.
Distribution in the US
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