|Ribes sanguineum. My garden in Byfield|
1 May, 2013
Occasionally a leaf of Flowering Currant is found with a bright yellow raised area. This is caused by a fungus, Puccinia caricina. Gooseberries are commonly afflicted with swollen buds, generally called 'big bud' but so far the mites involved have not been recorded from Flowering Currant. Nevertheless, I'll keep an eye open.
|Buffalo Currant, Ribes odoratum. Byfield 1 May, 2013|
* Several Ribes species are cultivated for their fruit, including blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries.