Clove Currant


Common name : Clove Currant

Scientific name : Ribesodoratum

Family : Grossulariaceae

Native land : Central United States

The clove currant is a loosely-branched, irregularlyshaped, perennial deciduous shrub. This plant grows upto 6-8 feet tall. This plant grows in many types of habitats, including rocky bluffs and slopes, and also along the sides of streams. It prefers rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil. The raw fruit is eaten by Native Americans and used in making pemmican. The fresh fruits are used for preparing jelly and jam. The leaves can be used to make tea or to flavour foods. The extracts of some Ribes species are toxic to various insects and pests.

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