Flowering Currant - Ribes sanguineum
The flowers are pinky red and pendulous forming showy attractive clusters. The plant is highly scented.
other currants - similar to red and black currants when not in flower.
Leaves scented. Unmistakable in flower
Photos of flowers/fruit and foliage
Usually as an escapee from gardens and found close to habitation.
Flowers in April.
Deciduous - its flowers appearing before the leaves.
Widespread records from across Britain as an escapee from cultivation.
Occasional as an escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
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