Wild Black Currant
Inflorescence in Ground
Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
The Ribes genus was previously placed within a traditional version of the Saxifragaceae family which included a great many diverse genera. That version of the Saxifragaceae family is now considered to be polyphyletic, and the family is now much reduced. Ribes has been moved to a new family called Grossulariaceae, within which Ribes is the only genus. Budd's Flora (1987) still places Ribes in Saxifragaceae, while Flora of Alberta (1994) places it in Grossulariaceae.
Americanum: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora (BF) and Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this species.
Grossulariaceae: Answers to key questions in Flora of Alberta leading to this family.