Ribes Cynosbati-----Family, Saxifrage. Color, green. Calyx, tubular, clinging to ovary, with 4 or 5 lobes above. Petals, 5, springing from the throat of the calyx, so small as scarcely to be noticeable. 5 stamens alternate with petals. Ovary, 1-celled, becoming in fruit a round, rather large berry covered with prickles and tipped with the remains of the shriveled calyx. Flowers, 1 to 3, on long peduncles. Leaves, nearly round, 1 to 2 inches broad, 3 to 5-lobed, the lobes cut or toothed. Stems, with numerous, rather weak, slender spines at base of the leaf-stalks. May.

In rocky woods, Maine to North Carolina, especially among the Alleghanies, west to Missouri. Found 5,000 feet high in North Carolina.