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NAME: Clove Current

SPECIES / FAMILY: Ribes Odoratum / Grossulariaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Buffalo currant

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

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sweet/clove

RAW

Spring

Fruits

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sweet/clove

RAW/DRY/COOK

Jul-Aug

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT:  Fruit - raw or cooked. The quality varies from plant to plant, the best forms are sweet and make very pleasant eating. The fruit ripens from late July and can hang on the bush until early autumn. The fruit can also be dried for winter use. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter, though it is larger in some selected cultivars. Flowers - raw. A sweet taste. The leaves can be used to make a tea or as a flavouring in foods.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antidote. A poultice of the plant has been applied to snakebites.(1)

        https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1085/black-currant  (Black currant)

        https://draxe.com/black-currant (Black currant)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Ribes+odoratum (Buffalo)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribes (genus) many species
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribes_aureum (buffalo or clove currant)
  4. http://rawedibleplants.blogspot.com/2012/07/buffalo-currant-ribes-odoratum.html