Mar. 28, 2018

wild black currant, Ribes americanum

I don't remember, with all my time out in the wilds, ever seeing black currant fruit. The jams and jellies must be in high demand if the pickers beat me to them that often. Of course, the real pickers aren't human, and the fresh fruit is indeed in high demand. It would be interesting to find out what it tastes like sometime. These flowers are each about a half inch long. Wild black currant grows in CO, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD(X), ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, AB, MB, NB, NS, ON, QC, and SK. It has been introduced in northern China. Lenawee Co MI, 5/9/11.