Ribes fasciculatum, a
deciduous shrub growing to approximately 1m in height with
purple-brown bark, inhabits fields and mountains in hilly districts.
Young branches are gray-white; vellus hairs are abundant initially
but lost at a particular stage. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis,
2-6cm in length, 5-6cm in width, in the shape of a broad oval,
palmately cleft in 3-5 lobes whose margins have obtuse, incised
serrations. Flowers, yellow-green, come out at leaf axils on
previous year branches - 1 to some in a bundle. Petals are spatulate,
small, and erect. Sepals measure 2.5cm in length and bend generally
backward. Bloom time: April-May.