The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 7

Ribes rubrum The redcurrant is a member of the English: Redcurrant genus Ribes in the gooseberry family. Spanish: grosellero Estonian: Punane sõstar It is native across western Europe. The species is widely cultivated and has escaped into the wild in many regions. Portuguese: Groselheira-vermelha Turkish: Kırmızı Frenk Üzümü Catalan: Riber vermell It is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1–1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m. Fruit Flowers Arching to dangling clusters of 8 to 20 stalked flowers, one or more clusters arising from leaf axils. Flowers are about ¼ inch across, saucer-shaped with 5 inconspicuous, erect, creamy to pinkish petals. Alternating with the petals are 5 stamens with creamy colored, dumbbell-shaped tips (anthers). Fruit is a shiny, smooth, bright red berry ¼ to 3/8 inch in diameter. Leaves Leaves are 1 to 4 inches long, coarsely toothed, straight to heart- shaped at the base, with 3 to 5 primary lobes that may be again shall shallowly lobed. Veins are prominent and radiate from the base. Authors Anita Kuld, Häly Ringo, Noemi Monne Cabrera, Lucia Romero Buisan, Alberto Calatrava, Lucca Murguia