Bristly Black Gooseberry, Prickly Currant, Swamp Currant, Swamp Gooseberry
Synonyms: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxyacanthoides var. lacustre
The photo of prickly currant seen above shows
the inflorescence and its shallowly saucer-shaped flowers. The sepals are much
larger than the hatchet-shaped petals. Note also the reddish, gland-tipped hairs
on the hypan. The photo was taken at about 3600' on Crofton Butte on the southern
flanks of Mt. Adams.
The photo above shows a close-up of the glabrous
dorsal leaf surface of a leaf of prickly currant, seen atop Crofton Butte on
May 29, 2005.
The photo above shows a close-up of the numerous spines, found
both at the nodes and between the nodes of prickly currant, seen atop Crofton
Butte on May 29, 2005.
The photo above shows several fruits of prickly currant as seen
along the Island Springs Trail #66 at Hellroaring Creek on the eastern slopes
of Mt. Adams..........August 25, 2005. The berries are a very dark
purple color and lack any glaucous bloom of yeast. Note the long hairs on the
surface of the berries.