Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Peonies
comicalcanary
Jun 11, 2014 2:04 PM CST
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Help?

Peonies
comicalcanary
Jun 11, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Here's a couple more images.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Welcome!

The leaves and growth habit look very much like blackcurrant, do you have any such or similar fruit shrubs? They make tiny flowers in clusters on stalks off the branches, when pollinated the backs will start to swell. Rub the leaves to see if they smell, blackcurrant leaves smell like blackcurrants.

Peonies
comicalcanary
Jun 11, 2014 2:59 PM CST
I have no idea. It's a huge bush in the front yard. It's our first spring/summer here in ND.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 11, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Agree with Ribes.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 11, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Could be also perhaps Gooseberry?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 11, 2014 9:55 PM CST
A likely candidate would be Ribes alpinum. It was heavily sold at nurseries in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 12, 2014 7:35 AM CST
I have gooseberries and the flowers are in a different configuration (hang down more) , but the leaves look almost identical to currents.

gooseberries in flower in April
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 13, 2014 12:25 PM CST
Gooseberries generally have thorns, which this plant doesn't seem to have. I agree with Rick, likely Ribes alpinum... and that is a blast from the past - I remember planting these way back when! Very early to leaf out, which is certainly appreciated in cold zones.

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