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GOLDEN CURRANT, BUFFALO CURRANT
R. W. Smith
Roadsides, thickets, fencerows, borders of fields, forests (especially near old yards and cemeteries). First collected in 1891 in Washtenaw Co.
A native of mid-America, west of the Great Lakes, but widely cultivated for its yellow, spicy-fragrant flowers, and occasionally escaping. The young leaves and twigs are sometimes dotted with tiny resinous glands, but these are apparently largely or entirely lost later in the season. The current year’s twigs at maturity are densely and finely pubescent. Sometimes united with R. aureum Pursh.