Gooseberry - Ribes uva-crispa
Densely branched spiny shrub to 1.5 metres. Leaves rather small, deeply lobed. Flowers pale pinkish green often edged with purple in small clusters of 1 to 3. Berry large (10 to 20 mm) globose, greenish yellow or purplish red bristly and edible.
Waste ground and sundry other places.
April and May.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain except in the north of Scotland.
Surprisingly frequent away from gardens in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 114 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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