You’ve probably noticed a 4-6 foot tall flowering shrub that produces yellow flowers in March and April. I see them everywhere! They’re still in bloom right now, too. This is the ever wonderful golden currant.
The golden currant was also used in making pemmican, and also in makeup and other color needs by the Native Americans.
The golden currant is a wild plant that is found across the entire United States. This awesome berry can be found wild all over the greenbelt, the foothills trails, and parks.
An awesome tasting berry, the currant can be used in jellies, jams, ice cream, wine, juice, and pies.
A Native American tribe called the Kiowas used this to treat snakebites, and also allegedly believed that snakes were scared of this bush.
Keep you eye on where this bush is flowering now and in the next month and a half you’ll have some sweet berries!