Meriychlymin (Cree) – Red Flowering Currant – Ribes Sanguineum

General Description: Perennial. Deciduous shrub/tree with pink flowers. One of the first ones to bloom. Very attractive to hummingbirds


Growing Pattern: Fast growing shrub

Height: 8-13 feet

Soil Type: Tolerates a variety of soils

Watering: Medium to low

Sun Exposure: Partial shade

Usually found at: Moist to dry forests, rock outcrops

Edibility: Indigenous peoples at the fruit fresh, however, they have an acquired taste.

Birds love them!