Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
A native of western Europe, but widely cultivated and sometimes escaped to fields, fencerows, vacant lots, thickets, and forests. First collected in 1892 in St. Clair Co.
The difference in leaf shape from R. triste is subtle, and the species are not always easy to distinguish, especially in the herbarium. Ribes rubrum is more of an erect shrub and the flowers are greenish. The anthers are generally said to have the lobes separated by a connective as broad as themselves, but this is not always well displayed, especially in young anthers. Old anthers may often be found persisting in withered flowers at the end of partly matured fruit.