Both shrubs with sweet smelling flowers can be be found either very close to or within city boundaries. Anyone who has walked the trails at Elizabeth Lake in the last week will have noticed the powerful clove scented Ribes odoratum or Buffalo Berry or Currant which is located not far from the tourist booth. This shrub produces sweet black currants or berries in the fall. The much more common Antelope Bush, Purshia tridendata, is blooming prolifically in the area this year and although not as perfumed, still has a mildly sweet scent. Its seeds are a favourite for deer.
|Antelope Bush, Purshia tridentata (three toothed leaf)|
|Buffalo Berry, Ribes odoratum (very aromatic)|