Wax Currant is a
member of the Saxifrage Family. It
grows to 6 feet
height and has light sticky, green leaves covered with fine hairs that
have 3 - 5 lobes to 1 inch in width. The plant grows in clearings in
pine forests at elevations between 5500 - 9000 feet.
The fruit of the Wax Currant is
eaten by birds and mammals while the foliage is browsed by deer
Wax Currant blooms
between May - July and produces white or pink, tubular
flowers that grow in groups of 1 - 4 to 0.4 inches in length. Flowers
are followed by red, sticky fruits to 0.25 inches in diameter.