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wannadanc Olympia, WA This is for a gal pal, but I keep telling her what an awesome group this is ... so how about this shrub, located in southern Oregon ... hotter and dryer than here in "wettern" Washington...???
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wannadanc Olympia, WA Duh - maybe my own brain cells are engaging - Ribes maybe - currant maybe?
eltel Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a) Sure looks like a red currant. Try rubbing the leaves they should have a distinctly sweet heavy aroma.
darius So.App.Mtns. United States (Zone 5b) Looks like a red currant to me... wish I had some... but illegal to import them into North Carolina. Thay make GREAT jelly!!!
Tim Palmyra, VA (Zone 7a) darius,
Do you know why it is illegal to import it to NC? Invasive?
Jerseyguy Princeton, NJ (Zone 6a) It is host to white pine blister rust. Harmless to the currant but deadly if it spreads to white pines. For this reason gooseberries and currants (both in the same family,Ribes)are usually banned from states that have large stands of native white pine (Pinus strobus).
wannadanc Olympia, WA Thanks for confirmation!!!
I forgot to check the "watch this thread" on my own posting, so it took a while to get back this far in the ID forum - LOL.
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