sticky currant Grossulariaceae Ribes viscosissimum
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, 3 to 5 lobed leaf, 1 to 4 inches long, serrated margin, covered with soft sticky hairs on both surfaces.
Flower:Perfect, greenish-white to pink, bell-shaped, each 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, occur in erect to drooping clusters of 6-12 flowers, appearing in spring.
Fruit:Round, blue-black, very sticky berries; not edible (or at least not palatable).
Twig:Stems are round, unarmed but may have sticky hairs present.
Bark:Reddish brown and shreds with age.
Form:An erect to spreading, straggly shrub, 3-6 feet tall; unarmed; covered with soft sticky hairs.