Grossulariaceae . . . . . Currants


Ribes . . . Currants


Ribes nigrum . . . Blackcurrant

Introduced and usually relict or escaped

Ribes sanguineum . . . . Flowering Currant

Widely planted and escaping, often self-sown

Ribes uva-crispa . . . Gooseberry

Widely naturalised

Ribes rubrum . . . . Red Currant

Though probably native, most are relicts of cultivation

Also several other spp., often as garden escapes, e.g. R. odoratum (Buffalo Currant), R. spicatum (Downy Currant - similar to R. rubrum but hairy) and R. alpinum (Mountain Currant - native on limestone in N En)