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Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Grossulariaceae (Currant)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The berries and shoots are both edible. The berries, cooked or raw, do not have much taste.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Strong and pleasant smelling.
Other Names:
Red Flowering Currant.
Habitats:
Gardens, scrub, woodland.