[Gooseberries and Currants East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant

Ribes hudsonianum

Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare

Close-up of the flowers of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers of western black currant as seen at a creek along the Umatilla Rim Trail #3080 near Tollgate in the Umatilla N.F.........June 24, 2007. Note the minute hairs along the edges of the petals.

Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The photo above shows a close-up of the racemes and simple, palmately-veined leaves of western black currant as seen at a creek along the Umatilla Rim Trail #3080 near Tollgate in the Umatilla N.F..........June 24, 2007.

Glandular calyx of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The photo above shows a close-up of the numerous gland-tipped hairs covering the outer surface of the calyx, inferior ovary and pedicels of western black currant. Photographed on the southwest-facing slopes below the Ray Ridge Viewpoint in the Umatilla National Forest in southeastern Washington..........June 25, 2007.

Glandular fruit of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The photo above shows a close-up of the numerous gland-tipped hairs covering the outer surface of the developing fruit and pedicels of western black currant. Photographed on the southwest-facing slopes below the Ray Ridge Viewpoint in the Umatilla National Forest in southeastern Washington..........June 25, 2007.

A still green, maturing fruit of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - A raceme of maturing, green berries of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

Maturing (but still green) fruits of western black currant. The berries will turn a dark purple-black when ripe. Photographed along the Lake Creek Trail #3079 in the Umatilla National Forest of northeastern Oregon...........July 24, 2012.

Leaves of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - Leaves of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The photo at left shows a close-up of the palmately simple leaves of western black currant. Photographed on the southwest-facing slopes below the Ray Ridge Viewpoint in the Umatilla National Forest in southeastern Washington..........June 25, 2007. The photo at right shows the leaves of western black currant as seen along the Ochoco Mt. Trail #823 along Rock Creek, September 27, 2016.

Leaf of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - Leaf ofHudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - Inflorescence of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

The 4 photos above show various close-ups of the upper and lower leaf surfaces, inflorescence and branches of western black currant. Photographed on the southwest-facing slopes below the Ray Ridge Viewpoint in the Umatilla National Forest in southeastern Washington..........June 25, 2007.

Inflorescence of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

Close-up of the raceme of western black currant as seen in a moist ditch on Wedge Mountain, Wenatchee National Forest.........June 8, 2009.


Leaf of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - Green fruits of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare) - Leaves of Hudson Bay Currant, Northern Black Currant, Stinking Currant, Western Black Currant, Wild Currant: Ribes hudsonianum (Synonyms: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare, Ribes petiolare)

Close-up images of the leaves and green fruits of western black currant as seen at the shoreline of a floating bog about a mile south of Goodrich Meadows, Colville National Forest..........June 4, 2016.

Paul Slichter