Native Wild Currant

The blooms are the wild red current are very showy in the front yard near the county road. Soon the leaves will open and fill the plant with vibrant green along with the blooms. In the fall, the plant produces small fruit that is smaller than the currants that are grown commercially, they are also a blue color instead of red. They are edible, but not tasty for humans. Birds enjoy the berries right off the plant. A snack on a stick, so to speak.

Wild currants are native to this area and this plant was transferred from the woods a couple of years ago so that we could enjoy the beauty closer to the house. The blooms appear early in the spring, some color was noticed about the time the daffodils bloomed and will continue for a few more weeks.

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