Oct. 19, 2019

sticky currant, Ribes viscosissimum

Some of us like mushrooms, some of us don't. Same with these currants, apparently. Sticky currants are very sticky and aromatic, except for the berries. Those have a waxy coat and many sources describe them as unpalatable. Others disagree. So I guess you try them for yourself! This shrub is available for gardens, planted in borders and where the birds it attracts can be observed. Sticky currants grow in mountain thickets in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, AB, and BC. Summit Co CO, 6/19/13.