Golden Currant

Genus Ribes
Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)




Golden Currant in bloom
    -- Red Butte Canyon -- Salt Lake County, Utah


Golden Currant
(Ribes aureum)

A shrub, three or four feet tall, which grows in clumps along the streambanks of our canyons.

The tubular shaped flowers grow from the leaf axils. They are yellow, but turn rose colored as they mature. The edible berries vary in color (yellow, red, or black).