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Flower:Currant, Wax
Genus / Species:Ribes cereum
Notes:Also known as Squaw Currant. Look for this Currant on the dry side of the Cascades. It's bright red berries are safe to eat, but not very tasty. Currants differ from gooseberries as they do not have stickers.

Bear Gulch - Clear Lake Ridge, Oregon - - - August 3, 2001

Guide:Common Plants of the Inland Pacific Northwest by Johnson / Cascade- Olympic Natural History by Mathews / Northwest Wild Berries by Underhill