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Wild Black Currant (Ribes americanum)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Yellow

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant

Height: 1-2 m (3-6 ft)


This small shrub produces edible berries. It prefers to grow in damp to wet soil. The leaves are food for the caterpillars of the Green Comma Butterfly


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email