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stink currant

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Ribes bracteosum

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 5 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Don't let the name fool you. This plant doesn't stink, but is aromatic. Attractive bloom spikes followed by blue berries are reasons to incvlude this shrub in streamside plantings.

Keywords: birds, blue, upright, white