Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Upright woody shrub without spines on young branches. Leaves 1–2 in. across, nearly round, entire or toothed, with glands when young. Flowers clustered, 5–15, spreading to hanging, often spicy-fragrant. Sepal lobes more or less 1/4 in. long. Petals small in flower center, turning orange or red with pollination. Berries bitter, shiny red, orange, or black. Grows in moist woods, along streams.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--9 feet
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Steens, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes