This is the red currant of our gardens, which by cultivation has become improved. It needs little description. Flowers, greenish. Fruit, red, acid, in long, hanging racemes. Leaves, 3 to 5dobed, serrate, downy underneath, with whitish veins when young.

Found wild in cold swamps in New England and New Jersey. From the dictionary we learn that the currant is so called from the city of Corinth, in Greere, "whence, probably, the small, dried grape (seedless raisin) was imported, the ripe fruit receiving its name from its resemblance to that fruit."