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Red-Flowering Currant
(Blood Currant, Pink-Flowered Currant)

Ribes sanguineum



First Noted by Expedition
March 27, 1806, along the Cowlitz River, Washington.
 

Description
Spindly shrub with clusters of pink flowers. Leaves 2.5 in (63.5 cm), palmately five-lobed. Flowers red to pink, tubular; 0.8 in (2 cm). Fruit: blue-black berries; 0.3 in (0.8 cm). Height: 8 ft (2.4 m).
 

Habitat
Semi-open lowland forests, clearings, rocky slopes, foothill woodlands.
 

Range
South from British Columbia and Washington to coastal California. Also found in Idaho.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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