5. Ribes Glandulōsum Grauer. Fetid Currant

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Ribes glandulosum Grauer, Pl. Min. Cog. 2. 1784. R. prostratum L'Her. Stirp. Nov. 3. pl. 2. 1785.

Branches decumbent or spreading, thorn-less and without prickles. Petioles slender, 1'-3' long, pubescent or glabrous, the dilated base sometimes ciliate; leaves nearly orbicular, sharply and deeply 5-7-lobed, 1'-3' wide, usually somewhat pubescent along the veins beneath, the lobes acute or acutish, dentate-serrate; flowers racemose, about 2.\" broad; pedicels 2"-2i" long, glandular, calyx broadly campanulate, its lobes short and broad; stamens short, not exserted; fruit red, glandular-bristly, about 3" in diameter.

In cold wet places, Newfoundland to Athabasca, British Columbia, south, especially along the mountains, to North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin. Plant with a disagreeable odor. Ascends to 6000 ft. in North Carolina. Skunk-currant. May-June.

6. Ribes Inčbrians Lindl. White-Flowered Currant

Fig. 2202

Ribes inebrians Lindl. Bot. Reg. pl. 1471. 1832.

Unarmed. Petioles slender, more or less glandular-pubescent, 3" - 10" long; leaves reniform-orbicular, cordate at the base, 1/2'-1 1/2' wide, sparingly glandular-pubescent, or glabrate on both sides, 3-5-lobed, the lobes very obtuse, crenate or crenulate; racemes short, pubescent, pendulous, bractlets rhombic, much longer than the pedicels, persistent, usually entire-margined' and glandular-ciliate; flowers sessile or short-pedi-celled, white or greenish-white; calyx tubular, glandular; petals minute, nearly orbicular; stamens short; fruit red, insipid, glandular or rarely smooth, about 3" in diameter.

South Dakota to Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico and California. May-June. Confused in our first edition with the similar R. cereum Dougl.

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7. Ribes Americānum Mill. Wild Black Currant

Fig. 2203

Ribes americanum Mill. Gard. Dict. Ed. 8, No. 4.

1768. Ribes ftoridum L'Her. Stirp. Nov. 1: 4. 1784. Ribes nigrum var. pennsylvanicum Marsh. Arb.

Amer. 132. 1785. Ribes pennsylvanicum Lam. Encycl. 3: 49. 1789.

Branches erect, unarmed. Petioles slender, loosely pubescent, or glabrous; leaves nearly orbicular, glabrous above, somewhat pubescent and resinous-dotted beneath, 1'-3'wide, sharply 3-5-lobed, the lobes dentate-serrate, acutish; racemes pendulous, rather loosely flowered, pubescent; bractlets linear, much exceeding the pedicels, or shorter; flowers greenish-white, or yellowish, 4"-5" long; calyx tubular, its lobes short, broad, obtuse; stamens not exserted; fruit globose-ovoid, black, glabrous, 3"-5" in diameter.

In woods, Nova Scotia to Virginia, Manitoba, Assiniboia, Kentucky, Iowa and Nebraska. Also in New Mexico. Quinsy-berry. April-May.

8. Ribes Odorātum Wendl. Golden, Buffalo Or Missouri Currant

Fig. 2204

R. odoratum Wendl. in Bartl. & Wendl. Beitr. 2: 15. 1825.

Unarmed. Petioles rather slender, pubescent; leaves convolute in the bud, at length glabrous, often broader than long, thick, 3-lobed or sometimes 5-lobed, broadly cuneate or truncate at the base, the lobes obtuse, few-toothed or entire; racemes leafy-bracted, few-flowered, the rachis and pedicels villous; flowers bright yellow, spicy-scented, 6"-12" long; calyx-tube cylindric, glabrous, 2-3 times as long as the oval spreading lobes; petals 1"-1 1/2" long; stamens slightly exserted; fruit black, glabrous, 3"-S" in diameter.

Along streams, Minnesota and South Dakota to Missouri and Texas. Common in cultivation. Clove- or flowering-current. April-May.

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