Mostly along the coast.
Flowers: small, clustered. Calyx: of five cleft sepals. Corolla: of five rosaceous petals. Stamens: numerous. Pistil: one, with usually five styles. Fruit: a small, dark red, or purple, astringent berry. Leaves: alternate; oblong; serrated; hairy underneath.
In the late summer, when the fruit of this little shrub ripens, it causes a clinging grudge to take deep root in many a childish mind. It appears as though it might be so very good, and when tasted is so very bad.