Black Currant - Ribes nigrum
Shrub to the height of 1 or 1.5 metres. Leaves: Alternate, with fairly long stalks, strong-scented, blade with palmate venation, 3 to 5 lobed, with cordate base, toothed margins, hairless upper surface, and hairy underside covered with yellowish glands. Inconspicuous flowers 8mm across, reddish- or brownish green. Fruit: A black, fleshy berry.
Woodland and wet places often close to habitation.
Flowering time: May to June.
Widespread and fairly frequent as a naturalised escape from cultivation in Britain.
Occasional as a naturalised escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 45 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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