Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Ribes cereum var. cereum (Wax Currant)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Rosidae

Order

 Rosales

Family

 Grossulariaceae Currant family

Genus

 Ribes L. currant

Species

 Ribes cereum Douglas wax currant

Variety

 Ribes cereum Douglas var. cereum wax currant

This 6' deciduous shrub, with its many branches, is found on the east side of Cascade Mountains and south to New Mexico.

It has small round leaves and fancy white to pink blooms.

The red-orange berries are both decorative and edible.

Photo below right by Stan Shebs.

For a short comparison of northwest native currants, click here.

   
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