Ribes odoratum is a(n) shrub herbaceous, which grows 1m to 2m in height. This species is commonly found open hillsides, riverbanks, and thickets. The leaves are simple, alternate, 3-lobed. Ribes odoratum has yellow bright red flowers that bloom from April to May.
Additional notes: Branches arch with the younger ones light brown, older ones becoming dark brown. Leaves fascicled on side branches of older wood.