[The Currant or Gooseberry Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant

Ribes lacustre

Synonymns: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre

Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant: Ribes lacustre (Synonymns: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre)

The pendant inflorescence of prickly currant as seen in moist forest at the base of Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon................May 21, 2009.

Spiny stems of Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant: Ribes lacustre (Synonymns: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre) -- Leaf of Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant: Ribes lacustre (Synonymns: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre)

The spiny stem and dorsal leaf surface of prickly currant as seen in moist forest at the base of Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon................May 21, 2009.

Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant: Ribes lacustre (Synonymns: Limnobotrya lacustris, Ribes lacustre var. parvulum, Ribes oxycanthoides var. lacustre)

Prickly currant as seen on Angora Peak, northern Oregon coast..................June 5, 2010.

Paul Slichter