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Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Grossulariaceae (Currant)
Type:
Deciduous shrub
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Red, 5 petals
 
5 pink-to-red petals, hanging in loose clusters. Individual flowers up to 1cm. In spring, the flowers appear before the leaves.
Fruit:
Purplish black oval berries containing numerous seeds.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Leaves are stalked and palmate. Each leaf has 5 blunt lobes and serrated margins. The undersides of the leaves are downy.
Maximum Size:
3 metres tall
Aroma:
Strong and pleasant smelling.
Other Names:
Red Flowering Currant.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Gardens, scrub, woodland.