Wax current

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Ribes cereum wax current (older name, squaw current)


Habitat: lowest zone of dry forest in open, hot, & rocky sites. Up to 6 feet tall

Stems: new branches finely hairy, becoming gray-brown with age; Very branched, no prickles (un-armed) deciduous.

Leaves: numerous & small, fan-shaped, weakly 3-5 lobe. Sparsely hairy and often glandular on both sides . At branch tips

Flowers: green-white to pink, urn-shaped. In clusters of 2-8 hanging on a drooping stalk. All are sticky & finely hairy

Fruits: small red berries