English: Northern redcurrant; Swamp redcurrant; Wild redcurrant.
Region: Asia, North American, Canada, northern United States, Russia, China, Korea, Japan.
Habitat: wet rocky woods, swamps, cliffs.
Culture: endangered in Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania.
Use: fruit as food, raw, cooked, into jam, jellies, traditional dessert, syrup, cakes.
Shrub; 50 cm tall; with a lax, often creeping branches.
Leaves: alternate; palmately lobed with five lobes; 6 to 10 cm in diameter.
Inflorescence: pendulous racemes, 4 to 7 cm long; axis of the raceme is glandular; with 6 to 13 flowers.
Flowers: small, purplish; appear in June and July.
Fruit: bright red berry, without hairs; edible, rather sour