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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Dissected or Maple-Like Leaves and Thorny Stems )
Current/Gooseberry Family (Grossulariaceae)

Prickly Currant/Black Gooseberry
Ribes lacustre

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane/Moist Areas
Height:
 Up to 1 m

Description: The alternate leaves are three or five-lobed, maple-like, and deeply cut. The margin is sharply incised with rounded teeth. They are 4-8 cm long. The stem is covered with fine thorns interspersed with larger spines at the junction with branches. The pinkish flowers have five petals, and are around 5 mm across. The flower is replaced by a down covered, poor tasting, purple berry. The downy nature of the berry distinguishes it from the smooth surface of the gooseberry.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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