Description from Flora of China
Ribes rubrum Linnaeus var. pubescens Swartz ex Hartman, Handb. Skand. Fl. 112. 1820.
Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branchlets pubescent, later glabrous, unarmed. Buds brown, ovoid to oblong-ovoid, 4-6 mm, pubescent, apex obtuse to acute. Petiole red, 2-5(-7) cm, pubescent; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform-orbicular, 3-6 cm, abaxially densely pubescent, adaxially sparsely so, base shallowly cordate, rarely subtruncate; lobes (3-)5, broadly triangular to ovate-triangular, margin coarsely serrate, with some double teeth; terminal lobe subequaling lateral ones. Racemes erect then nodding, lax, 4-9(-11) cm, 8-22-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent or sparsely glandular hairy; bracts broadly ovate to orbicular-ovate, 1-1.5 mm. Flowers bisexual, 4-5 mm in diam.; pedicel 3-5 mm. Calyx green, spotted brown or brownish red, glabrous; tube pelviform, 1-1.5 mm; lobes erect, spatulate-orbicular to obovate-ligulate, 1.5-2.5 mm, margin ciliate. Petals green tinged brown or brownish red, cuneate to subflabellate, 1-1.5 mm. Stamens subequaling petals. Ovary glabrous. Style not longer than stamens, 2-lobed. Fruit red, globose, 0.7-0.9 cm, glabrous.
Thickets on poor dry mountain slopes, bare rocky mountain tops. N Heilongjiang (Da Hinggan Ling), NE Nei Mongol [N Mongolia, Russia; NC Europe].