Description from Flora of China
Ribes lacustre (Persoon) Poiret var. horridum (Ruprecht ex Maximowicz) Janczewski.
Shrubs 0.8-1.5 m tall. Branchlets laxly spreading; nodal spines numerous, verticillate, robust, needlelike, to 1 cm; internodes with dense, brownish yellow, needlelike spines. Buds ovoid, apex obtuse; scales papery. Petiole 1-4(-5) cm, spiny-bristly and sparsely pubescent; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, 2-4 cm, glabrous, sparsely spiny, base cordate; lobes (3-)5(-7), margin coarsely serrate or doubly serrate, apex obtuse or acute; terminal lobe rhombic, slightly longer than lateral ones. Racemes nodding, 2-9 cm, 4-20-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent and glandular hairy; bracts broadly lanceolate to ligulate, 2-3 mm, 1-veined, margin ciliate. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 5-7 mm. Calyx glabrous; tube greenish brown or purplish brown, pelviform, 2-3 mm; lobes spreading, rarely reflexed, flabellate to suborbicular. Petals greenish white to yellowish green, flabellate, ca. 2 mm. Ovary pyriform, glandular hairy. Style equaling or longer than stamens, glabrous, 2-cleft. Fruit black, globose, 0.8-1.2 cm, stalked glandular. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.
Coniferous forests, forest margins; 1500-2100 m. S Jilin (Changbai Shan) [Japan, Korea, Russia].