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Golden Currant



A deciduous shrub growing 3 to 8 feet. Leaves are a glossy green with 3 to 5 rounded lobes turning yellow to red in the fall. The golden yellow long tubed flowers with red petals inserted at the top, and have a fragrance of cloves, blooming in the April to June. The fruit is a berry ripening to a dark purple with numerous seeds. Prefers fertile, moist, well drained soils on cliffs, rocky slopes, ravines, bluffs, open hillside, and often sandy areas. A great food source for birds and small mammals. Easily reproduced from seeds, cuttings, or with rhizomatous roots. Found throughout most of the western United States.