Ribes odoratum H. L. Wendl.
Common Name: GOLDEN CURRANT, BUFFALO CURRANT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

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.

Locations

Alcona County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Clare County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1420.