SIA0386: Currant Bush

Common Name:Currant
Plant Species:Ribes sp.
Plant Symbol:RISP3
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona

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The currant bush is in the genus Ribes. Ribes serves as alternate hosts for the fungus of white pine blister rust which can be seen on the leaves in this picture and are removed where commercially important stands of white pine occur. Currant berries are food for birds and small mammals.

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