Smaller shrub with open habit has trumpet-shaped spring flowers, yellow and having an assertive fragrance of cloves. Shiny hanging fruits ripen in summer from green to red then black and will be used as food by birds. The fruits are also edible for people, consumed raw or used similarly to gooseberries. The larger leaves look like maple leaves, turning from blue-green to yellow in fall if persisting after summer. Note: This resource on this edible plant is intended as general information only. As with any foods, there is a potential for allergic reactions when consuming native edibles. Always seek the advice of a health professional with any questions about touching or eating any plant matter.
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