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Ribes binominatum is a species of currant known by the common names trailing gooseberry and ground gooseberry. It is native to the Klamath Mountains and adjacent ranges in far northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in higher-elevation forests and meadows. It is a low, spreading shrub no more than a meter tall, and often quite a bit shorter. Nodes along the stem each bear three spines up to 2 centimeters in length. The hairy, glandular leaves are 2 to 5 centimeters long and deeply divided into three to five rounded, toothed lobes. The inflorescence is a solitary flower or raceme of up to four flowers which hang pendent from the branches. The flower has five fuzzy sepals in shades of pale green, sometimes edged with red, which are reflexed upward. At the center is a tubular corolla of white or pinkish petals around five stamens and two shorter styles. The fruit is a yellowish green berry about a centimeter wide which is covered in long prickles which harden into spines.

Written on June 20th, 2012 , Fruits

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