Ribes rubrum, SE: Röda vinbär, DE: Rote Johannisbeere,
NL: Aalbes, UK: Redcurrant, Garden currant

Scientific name:  Ribes rubrum L.
Swedish name:  Röda vinbär
German name:  Rote Johannisbeere
Nederlandse naam:  Aalbes, rode bes, witte bes
English name:  Redcurrant
Family:  Grossulariaceae, Gooseberry family, Ripsväxter

Bloemen in Zweden

Life form:  Deciduous shrub
Stems:  Unarmed, straggling, or reclined stems
Leaves:  five-lobed leaves
Flowers:  Yellow-green, in pendulous 4–8 cm racemes
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  Bright red translucent edible berries about 8–12 mm diameter, with 3-10 berries on each raceme
Habitat:  Introduced-naturalized; woods, hedges and scrub, much grown and often obviously relict or escaped.

Flowers in Sweden

Derivation of the botanical name:
Ribes, from the Arabic name of some shrub with acid fruit.
rubrum, ruber, red, ruddy.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Sweden Wildflowers