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|Quote (Dr.GH @ Feb. 13 2008,13:58)|
|Quote (Richard Simons @ Feb. 13 2008,10:36)|
Your gooseberries don't look like what I know as gooseberry (Ribes spp. - currant). Do you know their scientific name?
According to the Jepson Manual, and Munz (they don't always agree- understatement!), Ribes speciosum, Fuchsia-flowered Gooseberry. Recall I have woven them together. In the wild they are climbers, or small shubs if browsed.
That explains it. I do not know the species but it is in the same genus as the one I know, which is a small shrub with off-white, greenish flowers. The flowers did strike me as being like those of fuchsia. I had no idea that Ribes flowers could be so conspicuous.
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