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Gooseberry

Ribes uva-crispa

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Grossulariaceae (Currant)
Type:
Deciduous shrub
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, scrub.

Flower:
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Green, 5 petals
 
Clusters of small pink-flushed green flowers.
Fruit:
Globular, green and fleshy berries, covered in bristly hairs.
Leaves:
Deciduous shrub with simple leaves. 3 to 5 deep lobes, bearing a slight resemblance to small Maple leaves.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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