Apr. 17, 2018


This species of Ribes is much more appealing.  So much so that one cannot help but grab a couple and pop them into your mouth.  Mistake!  Skunk currant, Ribes glandulosum, earns its name.  I guess I did carry the seeds away from the parent.  But not very far.  What is the competitive advantage if the unappealing or even yucky flowers and fruit in today's two plants?  I don't know the answer, but perversely, the mystery is kind of appealing.