Red Flowering Currant : Ribes sanguineum
It is a deciduous shrub growing up to 13 feet tall. The bark is dark brownish-grey and the leaves are 1-3 inches long and broad. When young in spring, they have a strong resinous scent.
The fruit is a dark purple oval berry 1 centimeter long, edible but with an insipid taste, best left for the birds.
Near the coast, it is flexible as to water and exposure. Inland prefers more water and shade.
Portland Plant List Species
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