Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum)

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Alpine currant (ribes alpinum) is a compact, mound-forming shrub which grows 3-6' tall, and has no serious insect or disease problems.

alpine currant foliage (7543 bytes)  currant,alpine foliage, fall (10348 bytes) Foliage is a dark, shiny green and turns shades of red and gold in fall.
currant,alpine, bloom  (29729 bytes)  Blossoms are small and yellow.
currant,alpine fruit (8585 bytes) Fruit is a small red berry favored by birds.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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